After my net curtains disintegrated in the washing machine, I thought I would take the opportunity to use some of my new block printing inks and sewing skills!
This, of course, is my favourite bit.
Muslin is the most difficult fabric to work with because it is so unstable and takes a lot of patience, but finished items are so pretty!
Checking what trim to use.
Sowing the unstable muslin to a stable lace. Be gentle and do not stretch or pull.
Tape for the top to make a channel for threading the curtain rod.
The finished curtains are very pretty, I like using my textiles around my house and I can photograph them for my website!
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Do you recognise this drawing?
Well this is it!
I just love repeats!
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I’ve drawn so many patterns while I’ve been ill, I don’t know which to show you! How about this one!
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Among lots of other things, I have been working on some new textile pieces, these Block printed and quilted table coasters of varying sizes.
I really like the spontaneity of them. They can be used individually or as a set!
There are lots of reasons to come to my open studio.
To buy individual lovingly made non mass produced goods.
Support a small local business.
Encourage an artist and a photographer.
To have a cup of tea!
Here’s a preview…..Art by Debbie, Photography by Keith and ceramics by Sarah……
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Today’s celebration in wool is my lovely knitted bags.
I got this pattern from the Guardian website, but it seems that it’s not on there anymore. I found a bag pattern similar
here and I’m sure you can simplify it even more by doing a plain stitch and I think, if your strapped for cash a great Christmas present!
Do be as creative as possible and experiment, don’t be afraid!
For today’s wool focus, I thought I’d show you a postcard sent to me by one of my
Yarn bombing in the Netherlands ‘wildbreien’ in Dutch. Personally I love it, anything to brighten up our surroundings for free!
Another wool experiment – doing a mini weaving. I started this yesterday evening and think it could be a spring board for something bigger. Experimenting is good when you’ve got a cold!
link to some instructions if you want to have a go. Maybe make a coaster!
The second day of National wool week, you may have seen my stones before……
….but do something creative with wool!