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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Fair Isle: Living on the Edge





A fabulous place to visit.


Pretty as a picture.


The flight is ace.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Vintage Needlepoint


I love doing needlepoint they are addictive but lately I just seem to be collecting them on my travels.
This is a very vintage French piece of Napoleon astride his steed, the colours are fabulous the red just pops from the muted browns, greys and greens.



Vintage French again,  a massive 40" x 18.5"  it would look great on a window seat.


 English this time, small but perfectly formed.


This is the best executed piece of needlepoint I've ever come across, above is the reverse side, it looks like a a knit stitch.  It was formerly a chair back from the 1930's I would guess from the type face and wording on the canvas, although the design on it's own could be contemporary but then that's the mark of a timeless design.


Lessons From The Bottom Drawer


video

I'm extremely busy at the moment with a studio move and Christmas making. 
Here's something I was reminded of the other day, a piece of audio that ran with my MA Show. 
 It's 20 minutes so you might want to get a cup of tea!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

French Brocade



I've been busy making jackets this week.
How I love bright red overlocking on dark grey wool.


I used up the last of some French brocade that I bought a while ago to make myself some cushions
I did do the cushions.



This fabric combination just makes me happy,
I love pure wool and grey and anything multicoloured and bright so this ticks all the boxes.


This raglan beauty is over on my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Autumn Gold



Back at work and autumn has arrived so I cut into a gorgeous mustard pure wool Witney blanket that I had been saving for just these golden days.  Etsy shop updated.


Original blanket label hand stitched into the jacket.


I think this colour goes with absolutely anything.


A sweet little top with poofy sleeves that I'm tempted to keep for myself.


Time Off For Good Behavior



We popped off to Barbados for half term,


plenty of homework to be done though.


Right at the end of the beach, the perfect spot to swim.


Bathsheba, possibly our favourite bit of Barbados, always worth the dodgy drive.


No family holiday is allowed to pass without finding fibre related heavy machinery.


West Indian Sea Island Cotton in St. George,
we learned a lot about this cotton and that's saying something considering one of my favourite books is 'The Grapes of Wrath' and I listened to 'Twelve Years a Slave' while we were away.


We arrived home to autumn in full swing, my favourite time of year.