Monday, 31 December 2012

Last blog for 2012

I exhibited at a few craft fairs before Christmas, having made a new collection of accessories (cuffs, brooches and rings) from industrial wool felt, and made quite a few sales.

I made a few scarves in indigo-dyed cotton yarn

I also finished hand-knitting a throw, my first ever hand-knit project

I have been accepted to exhibit at the annual show of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

and I have been making a new large piece of work for this

As well as my textile work I have been doing some glass fusing at the Belfry Arts Centre at Overstrand
and I've been quite pleased with the results

Thursday, 4 October 2012

October already?

I made some new pieces for my 2 days at the Costume and Textile Fair at Wolterton Hall in  Norfolk. 

My work seemed to fit quite well with the very grand surroundings which pleased me!

I had a  great time and enjoyed talking to interested people about my work as well as selling some jewellery pieces. I made some new acquaintances too.

I made a series of felted spectacle cases.

I made cushions in cotton, embellished with ric-rac - inspired by the Fifties theme of the fair. The smooth fabric seemed to set off the knitted items.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Developing a collection

I was inspired by a piece of vintage fabric that I had, to make some cushions with co-ordinating coasters - I wanted to make more of a collection and I liked the idea of using fabric as well as yarn.

I used ric-rac to give more of a vintage fifties look. 

Here are the co-ordinating coasters. All items are for sale in my Folksy shop.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Acoustic panels

I have been making some sample panels so that I have a portable range to show interested clients. it was always my intention to pursue the idea of acoustic panels made from 100% wool which has amazing sound-absorbing qualities. I have made the samples in black/white/ grey so that the colour does not distract and the the structure is more prominent.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


The Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate was amazing. It was good to meet up with the other finalists again, and as we were nearly all staying in Harrogate for the four days we were able to socialise and get to know each other. The visitors were friendly and enthusiastic about our work and I sold masses of coasters and jewellery!

I added four close-up photographs of my work to my space and I was pleased with the result (2 shown below)

After the excitement of Harrogate, I quickly had to get on and make some work for the 'Shop within the show' at the Society of Designer Craftsmen annual exhibition. I was very impressed with the location and quality of the Mall Galleries where the exhibition is held.

I made co-ordinated table runners, table mats and coasters and I sold several items.

The work in the main part of the exhibition was stunning and I felt very proud to be part of the organisation.