Sewing projects · Textile Design

How to – Machine Embroidery

Lock down has certainly given me lots of time to play and get back into things that take a little time, like machine embroidery. I love combining drawing with little tiny stitches, attaching pretty fabrics as I go. I start by drawing in my sketchbook in pencil. I'm lucky to have a garden and fields… Continue reading How to – Machine Embroidery

Interior Design · Lampshades · lock-down

Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Three – Up and Down

The weeks are blurring into each other more and more now, that's for sure. Here in the UK we're into week 4 of lock down and some days it's hard to know what day of the week it is. Overall I'm still feeling mostly happy and incredibly grateful but I had a slight dip mid… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Three – Up and Down

Decorating Projects · Interior Design · lock-down

Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Two – Gratitude

We're actually into week three of lock down as I write this. I'm trying not to listen to the news too much during the day as it's all too worrying. It feels like we're getting close to the peak of this pandemic and I just want it all to be over. I even had a… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Two – Gratitude

Artwork · lock-down

Covid-19 Lock Down – Week One – Anxiety

It's April fools day, 2020. A bit different from other years. I don't think many people will be playing pranks. We're doing okay though. My family have adapted really well, it just feels like a long stay-cation at the moment! I've been keeping to a routine each morning at least. Exercise first thing (was Joe… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week One – Anxiety

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Tricia Guild at the London Fashion & Textile Museum

A couple of weeks ago I visited the lovely Fashion and Textile Museum in South East London with a friend. What a treat for the senses! It was well worth a trip even though my mind was begging me to stay home and snuggle up on the sofa in the warm. Bermondsey is a hip… Continue reading Tricia Guild at the London Fashion & Textile Museum