..diving straight in…

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Hello blog friends

At the beginning of the month, I decided to focus a bit more on the stitch and textiles part of my work. I joined the amazing Embroiderer’s Guild, and went along to the local branch meeting. Wow! What an amazing group of women. All ages, tons of experience, all passionate about some aspect of textile art. So very different in atmosphere to the art societies I have encountered… so totally unpretentious for a start!

Anyway, I’ve embarked on the City & Guilds Level 3 Cert in Embroidered Textiles, and will post some stuff here along the way…

I’m working on a painting for my dear friend Phillip at the moment…. at least I’ve done loads of preliminary stuff, and the blank canvas is gazing expectantly at me.

The “Matlock Bath” (yes, Rog, I am pronouncing it correctly) piece is almost complete. I took the canvas off it’s frame so I could stitch it freely…. quite pleased so far…all pinks, crimsons, golds and purple…. It was pouring with rain when we spent the day there, but still so beautiful… good ice cream too.

Matlock Bath in the summer (!)
Matlock Bath in the summer (!) Me and Rog

Having two kittens is proving to be interesting when I’m working. Monty had pink paws this week, and Amber stuck her nose in green paint… then she walked across my wet piece… Tom and Anouska said that it added something, but they were just covering up their guilt as they’d left the door open!

Anyway, time to go….


Construction Site IV
Construction Site IV

One thought on “..diving straight in…”

  1. hey mum!
    fantastic website, lovin’ it.
    hope to see much more of your amazing work on here in the near future!
    best wishes,

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