I have recently been inspired by the work of textile artist Elizabeth Pawle. She works freeform to create stunning wall weavings and tapestries by combining tranquil pastel colours with bursts of neon, using a varierty of textures and materials (pictured below). I was so inspired in fact, that I became obsessed with the idea of weaving… Continue reading Branching Out
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have" - Maya Angelou. We could all benefit from hearing this quote a little more often. Creativity is proven to make us healthier, happier and boost our self-esteem. Think of creativity like a muscle, the more you fuel and use it, the stronger… Continue reading Unlock Your Creativity
A recent trip to Chester Zoo reignited my love for elephants. There was not one but TWO tiny additions to the endangered Asian elephant herd, with two newborns in the space of just a month. A male calf is an important boost to the zoo, a leading conservation charity, and to big sisters Indali and… Continue reading Elephants, Elephants Everywhere
Embroidery has simply burst its way onto the fashion scene and is set to become one of the biggest Spring/Summer trends of 2017. It's the current comeback kid of fashion, a craft steeped in thousands of years of history and tradition, with an emphasis on floral designs now prospering on the high street: delicate wildflowers blossom across sheer sleeves,… Continue reading SS17: Embroidery!
My first embroidered landscape, of course, featured sun, sea and sand. In the depths of the new year, when the skies are endlessly grey and heavy here in the North of England, I find it difficult to imagine that the sun was ever a frequent companion. One of the favourite images stored on my phone from the previous… Continue reading Dreaming of Summer