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Excavating

After our annual visit to the Jorvik Viking Festival in February, I found myself increasingly fascinated by Viking culture, and specifically with Viking textiles and sewing techniques. I made myself a Viking costume – linen under-dress, linen long-sleeved over-dress, and … Continue reading

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Stitching the rain

When it rains all day, as it did yesterday, there’s not much else you can do. It rained beads. And it rained stitches. Shouting at the sky didn’t make the slightest difference. So I sat down with some paper and … Continue reading

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To dream again

These are the last two pages of this little mixed media book. Again, very simple layering and stitching, trying to make it look as if the card and fabric belong together. For the last page, I wanted something a little … Continue reading

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a thousand twangling instruments

Page 3 of the Magic Isle cloth book; page size is about 7″ x 11″. The music print is one of my favourite fabrics, though I always only had a tiny piece of it. It came in a mixed bag … Continue reading

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Stitching paper

Of course, it was obvious, really. I’m making a cloth book for these little cards, with pages about 7″ x 10″. I’m layering fabrics over a felt base, then stitching the felt-backed pages to a single leaf torn from blue … Continue reading

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Colour

One of the things I do when I don’t know what else to do is paint. Well, actually it’s not so much painting as splashing a bit of colour around on paper. I find it helps me see better when … Continue reading

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Pages part 2

The second half of the Winter Queen sketchbook; pages are 8″ square, continued from yesterday. The last page from yesterday, with the silk and knitted wire, flips up to reveal this page with its couching samples: This page (below) is … Continue reading

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Pages part 1

Pages from the Winter Queen sketchbook, as requested, to be posted over a couple of days as there are quite a few pictures. Pages are 8″ square, and mostly a mixture of paper, cloth and stitch. You should be able … Continue reading

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#30 – the mixed media circle

Paper and cloth aren’t really so different. If you spin cellulose fibres, you get viscose; if you ‘felt’ them you get paper. An over- simplified account, but broadly factual. This circle is made from handmade paper and silk – dupion … Continue reading

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Peace on paper

I don’t know what the problem has been – maybe just fatigue – but I took a couple of days off and shuffled paper around for a bit. I found that I had this huge pile of hand-painted paper, some … Continue reading

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