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Saturday, 24 May 2014

stitch and embellish

or maybe its the other way round! Either way is a fantastic way to get creative with wool fabrics and yarns..and maybe add in other fabrics to get really wild...and you know how I like to be wild and free!

I had 2 wonderful workshops last week...I just love getting creative with others and seeing how they take on board what I offer ...and run with it!
Here's a little reverse applique flower workshop...I love the colours Julie came up with...


Jo and Kate thought they'd come simply to make a bag from their felted jumpers...little did they know it was to be a real arty creative opportunity...and I think they did brilliantly, what do you think?

some careful designing,  some needle and machine embroidery...

the exiting moment where you turn the inside out bag the right way round...and it seems it will never appear...

ta da! two fab bags!

and I've been inspired to play with some new felty ideas and a new bowl shape...loved the challenge of making the form and adding free machine embroidery and can't wait to do more...after all it's not long till Woolfest now...June 27th and 28th, get it in your diary if it's not there already!

getting exited now...loving the textures and tactile quality of these sea themed vessels...
hope you're having a great weekend...must away now to be ready to watch the last night of the Chelsea Flower show and all the exitements of the week rounded up, like Marks and Spence and Big Red London Buses, it's such a great British institution and I love it!

see you soon xx 


  1. Wow, as usual, wow, wow, wow. Just love that bowl. Sounds like you have had good workshops. The bags are brill. Enjoy Woolfest. I'm unable to come this year, boo hoo. Just love going for the atmosphere and inspiration.
    S xx

  2. Workshop work fab and vessels! Enjoy Woolfest.

  3. I love the felty vessels, particularly the tall one - how?!

  4. Such beautiful bags - I'm so jealous wish you were nearby x