Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chicken Wire and The Flower of Life


This is what’s called, in quilting circles, the flower arrangement – six hexagonal petals and a seventh for the centre.

I’ve made this flower from a piece of eco-printed fabric. It’s from the first batch of bundles I ever printed. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story: Bloodtide Sunday


Every Friday writers worldwide gather round the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. You don’t have to write to read. Click on the blue frog at … Continue reading

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A Perambulation of the Corpus Striatum


An image is forming.

This is an eco print on cotton from a recent batch. The red lines are imprints of the red sari silk I used to tie up this little test bundle for steaming. It made me think veins and I saw how I could use this to develop my Below the Line project. Continue reading

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Holocaust – We Must Never Forget


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Rust Tea


I’ve been exploring dyeing with rust. Here’s an assortment of cloths and fabrics that I rust-dyed a couple of weeks ago.

For the rust tea, I purloined some suitable ironmongery from the shed and soaked it outdoors in pail of vinegar for a few weeks. I allowed rain fell into the bucket, too. Continue reading

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Art House Co-operative’s Sketchbook Tour 2015


I decided a couple of months ago to take part again in the annual Arthouse Coop sketchbook challenge and tour and to use the sketchbook they sent me to complete for the 2015 challenge, to progress my Below the Line project. Continue reading

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A New Year: No Timetable


I’ve been somewhat quiet on the blog over Christmas and New Year. That doesn’t mean I’ve been doing nothing. On the contrary. I spent the Christmas period looking at art. I looked and looked. I must have looked at hundreds even thousands of images, of all media. This was mainly through Pinterest. I met some new people, made fine new artistic connections. It was awe-inspiring, all the creativity going on, and to be able to link up with creative folks everywhere. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Short Story: The Tapestry


The boat had grounded in the half-shadows of a willow. The wild flapping of the flag on the mast had drawn his attention.
“I thought it a trapped bird. Strange flag.”
“A tapestry,” she said.
“A madwoman’s creation, Elaine.”
“Mad? Look, here is the moon’s reflection, shattered by the water. Here, the sun, sharded. Here, the stars, broken, all reflected in her mirror.” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story: Fish’n Chips


Fish’n Chips

His parents didn’t come to the wedding; their gift a garish orange dinner service – cheap fairground prize won long ago.
“Carnival glass is collectable these days,” Adi had said, generously, adding,“they’ll come round. Patience.” Continue reading

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2014 in review


A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,100 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Continue reading

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