Textiles in Swaledale

Here are some textiles from the small museum in the Old Methodist Schoolhouse in Reeth in Swaledale. This was an excellent museum with lots of information about Swaledale and the people who lived there.


Busy, busy, busy – patchwork bags

Since I've had a bit more time to myself recently I have been making some patchwork bags. the first is a cross body bag complete with a small external zipped pocket. It was the first time of using that particular way of doing the pocket and I almost ended up trapping the bag inside the... Continue Reading →

Fabric of India at the V and A

On the 9th Jan I went to the V and A in London and got tickets to see the exhibition of Indian textiles "Fabric of India". The exhibition itself was brilliant and had lots of beautiful examples of fabric and design produced by a great variety of techniques. There was definitely a wow factor in... Continue Reading →

new Kindle cover

My old kindle cover was beginning to look a little bit sad and the worse for wear soi decided to make a replacement using some material from the mama said sew range by Moda. I'm really pleased with it especially my added hand pieced hexagons for added decoration.

Kaffe Fassett – a life in colour

I had the fun of going to the marvellous exhibition about Kaffe Fassett at the Museum of Fashion and Textile Design in Bermondsey in London. It was at the same time inspiring and scary. How can one man produce such a wealth of amazing stuff? It gave me a lot to think about and of... Continue Reading →

Kindle cover

Here are photos of the cover I have just made for my Kindle - hope you like it. The fabric for the outside cover is from a range called Hometown by Moda and the inside patchwork is from the Etchings Charm Pack from Moda. I bought the selection from The BramblePatch - an excellent patchwork... Continue Reading →

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