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Evenweave band sampler

8 Sep

evenweave band sampler

Evenweave band sampler created for this years Tapestry of Life retreat at Lee Abbey in North Devon.


Week 33: 14th August – 21st August 2013

21 Aug


Latest commission – a 10″ x 8″ embellished photograph. Not my usual style – a bit too pretty pretty. But it’s what they ordered! Photo transfer on to canvas, embellished with embroidery silks, couching, goldwork techniques.


NB : you may notice there is no week 32 – unfortunately I’ve been ill, so life has been on hold!

Week 30: 24th July – 30th July 2013

28 Jul

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Crocheted yarn pot – for putting your yarn in when knitting or crocheting to stop it getting dirty or being played with by cats! This is a larger version than my previous one, and is my own pattern. You can thread the yarn out through the top (centre of the flower) or through a hole in one of the ends. This is made from a chunky acrylic yarn so that it’s washable and doesn’t felt. It’s a present for a friend who has a new kitten.

Week 22: 30th May – 5th June 2013

11 Jun

rhenzo socks dark blue


More socks for Rhenzo, the baby with wider than usual calves! My own pattern. Note the contrast wool on the toes – this serves a useful function – as babies grow, their feet usually get longer quicker than they get wider …you can unpick the contrast wool, which is the decrease section, and insert extra length. It only takes about 20 minutes for the pair, and it means you get more use out of a hand-knitted pair of socks.

Week 20: 16th May – 22nd May 2013

27 May


Rhenzo’s socks – a commission for a baby who has chunky little calves but normal sized feet, which means ordinary socks just dig into his legs leaving marks behind. So, tailor-made socks for him, knitted to fit. DK wool, knitted on 4mm double pointed needles. The pattern is my own.

Week 13: 27th March – 2nd April 2013

28 Mar

governors house edinburgh

Latest commission – an embellished photograph (transferred onto canvas) of the Governor’s House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

Week 7: 12th Feb to 19th Feb 2013

20 Feb


This weeks production: embellished photograph. Mount is made from the ladies wedding dress – it had been in the attic for 40 years and she wanted something making from it that she could see  every day. 1970’s polyester lace is extremely slippy to work with, especially when backed with nylon / polyester! May need to tweak the mount some more.