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January 23, 2018

Hello there readers!

I get lots of compliments about my wet-felted background pieces and often get asked how they are made. So here’s a blog devoted to giving you an insight into the wet felting process and the tools that I use.

To begin with, here are all my tools:

1. Li...

August 24, 2017

Hello, dear reader! As you may know, I embarked on this change of career direction almost two years ago so that I could spend more time with my little man, Benjamin. I’ve kept a photo diary to give an insight into what the typical working day and week looks like for me...

Hello folks, welcome to my arty little blog. Today I'm going to share a few of the best bits from my workdesk this week. It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday so once you've read my blog, check out more WOYWWers sharing their work today at Julia's Stamping Ground.


Hello, dear reader and welcome to my blog!

After a bit of a hiatus in my blog writing I'm back. I can't promise I'll manage my previous weekly form but hopefully you'll be hearing my textile art musings more regularly at least.

Today is What's on Your Workdesk Wednes...

Hello dear reader, thanks for dropping by to read my regular update on my textile art work. I'm linking up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday today - click here to meet more creative folk like me who join in weekly.

So, I've no desk to show you this morning, it's...

August 10, 2016

Hello folks! Welcome to my regular blog about my textile art, linking up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, a weekly artists' showcase.

I didn't post last week as we'd just got back from a mini break in Aberystwyth. More about that later.

Here's my work desk thi...

July 27, 2016

Good morning dear reader! Thanks for stopping by my work desk to see what I'm up to today.

Here's my work desk this morning...


Tools at the ready for work in progress, lots of finished pieces of work to pack away and a delivery of gorgeous hand-dyed wool felt.


July 6, 2016

Morning troops! Welcome to my weekly blog about my journey as a textile artist.

Let's begin by showing you my work desk...


This time last week I was rushing off to get cracking with some wet felted background pieces. Once these had dried I needle felted strands of wo...

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