Monthly Archives: March 2011

Card Making

Mandalas Card Making

Mandalas Card Making

I love learning new techniques and this week I went to a card making class with

Kim, a Tutor @ The Gallery Dereham.

Kim demonstrated different techniques and we learnt how stamp,

emboss, cut out and colour our Mandala patterns.

I loved using the shimmer water colour paints and went and

brought myself some so I could continue when the class finished

at lunch time.

This is my second card that I finished that afternoon.

Mandalas aren’t meant to be entirely perfect can you see what is different?

(clue: Look to the edges).

This card gave me the inspiration to make a silk painted wallhanging and

a video step by step


See more of the mixed media I have completed this week


Star Quilt

Star Quilt

Star Quilt

On Saturday because the weather was fine I was able to take my king size Star Quilt outside and photograph it.

I dyed the star fabric and over dyed the corner batik fabric. it is all cut with the rotary cutter and made  in strips.

I always use the rotary cutter now for accuracy when it comes to make blocks and accurate piecing. It is machine pieced and quilted.

This is one of my favourite quilts. Do you have a favourite?

See more of my Quilts on my portfolio pages on the right.

Also what I am working on at the minute on my blog

Textile Art History

I am really inspired by textiles and this program is about the hidden history of textiles from India.

It starts at Hardwick Hall in England and travels to India. The presenter Griff Rhys Jones is so sympathetic and interested in the making of the art and textiles it makes this film even more fabulous. Be ready for colour, inspiration and sensational insights. The link finishes on the 18th of March 2011 but hopefully will be repeated.

Indian Textiles

Indian Textiles

Yo see a Master Wood Block Textile Printer at work visit my blog post by clicking


Paper and Stitch Notebook

Art Inspiration

Paper and Stitch Notebook for sale

Paper and Stitch Notebook
Paper and Stitch Notebook

This Paper and Stitch notebook has good quality lined paper inside and

the collage is covered by gauze and machine stitched in place,

to make durable.

It has a fixed cover.

It’s size is

4.5″ w x 6″ h


11.5 cms width x 15.5 cms height.

This is an original and there is only one!


To see more details of how it was made

Click HERE

Paper and Stitch Art Journal for sale

Paper and Stitch Art Journal

Paper and Stitch Art Journal

This Paper and Stitch Art Journal/Sketchbook is for sale.

It is an A4 sketchbook

and has good quality art paper inside.

Its size is

9″ w x 12″h


23 cms width x 30 cms height

The collage is all under a Gauze net and stitched.

This gives the cover durability.

The cover can be removed and put on another sketchbook of a

similar size.

A truly original!


If you want to see more detail.

by clicking HERE.

Textile In Focus Exhibition

Textile in Focus

Fibrefusion Exhibition

On Sunday 27th of Feb 2011 Jenn an I went to Cottenham College near Cambridge

to see the ‘Textile in Focus Exhibition.

It was wonderful and so much inspiration.

The exhibitors were so friendly and inspirational.

The workshops are always successful.

Thank you to all especially Pauline Verinda for organising it all

See more on my blogsite by clicking