Category Archives: art

Picking up the threads

I’m beginning to feel nearly ready to pick up where I left off, though not quite in the same way. Having completed my PhD, I’m now returning to full-time work. I have somewhat mixed feelings about this, having organised my … Continue reading

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Untitled

Well, I can’t carry on calling it Beardie Quilt, can I? And every artist, at some point in their life, produces something called ‘Untitled’. It turned out all right in the end. I like the back, too: I’ve added this … Continue reading

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Keeping calm

Still quilting Still embroidering Still bearding. Keep calm and carry on.

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Scraps Quilt 2

This is Scraps Quilt 2, which will be a gift and should be finished by the end of the year. This one will be very slightly different from Scraps Quilt 1: This time it’s 7″ blocks. I didn’t like the … Continue reading

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Revisiting

On the table today, an unfinished quilted piece that I rediscovered recently while tidying. Sometimes it can be interesting to revisit something from the past, just to see the difference between then and now. This is from several years ago … Continue reading

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Looking

No, I’m not totally here yet… but today I belatedly turned over the new page of the Paul Klee calendar that hangs in my workroom, and I couldn’t help thinking… …wouldn’t this make a marvellous quilt?

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In print

A big thank you  to Jennifer of Sew Somerset magazine for featuring my mixed media samples book in the current issue, out today. This is little a cloth book I made a couple of years ago, when I was still … Continue reading

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Reflections

As well as the larger series, which will be quilts, I’ll be working on some smaller pieces, which will be cloths – that is, not quilted. Just bits of cloth and stitch on a cloth ground. Something very honest and … Continue reading

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Time and Space

So with all the dyeing, rinsing, washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, cutting, sorting, folding, packaging, and mailing I’ve been doing recently, I have been not-stitching. At first this was a source of irritation and frustration, because stitching is what I do, … Continue reading

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A Rat’s Tale

Interrupting a busy week to share the story of a rat – and if you hate rats, read on. Perhaps you might change your mind. I don’t normally share a lot of personal or domestic information here, because this is … Continue reading

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