Category Archives: Community

Someone send inspiration and help…

I recently moved from London to Edinburgh. When asked why I was moving farther north by my baffled English friends, I couldn’t resist telling them it was because England just wasn’t cold enough for me, nothing but Scottish weather would … Continue reading

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Roots and Leaves

In my last post, Work in Progress, I wrote about the A4 challenge I was working on with my local group at Waltham. I was well underway with my planning but, as often happens once I start on a piece, … Continue reading

Posted in 3D, Guest Writer, Mixed Media | 13 Comments

Work in Progress.

Last year I joined a group of creative ladies who meet once a month at Waltham Windmill. As well as working on our own projects we have a number of set “challenges” requiring us to work to a certain theme. … Continue reading

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Knitting and modeling a shawl

After a big hiatus, my knitting mojo finally woke up, and it was craving complicated stuff, not just the customary stocking stitch pattern. I’ve a soft spot for lace shawls, particularly those by British pattern creator Boo Knits (find her … Continue reading

Posted in Beading, Guest Writer, Inspiration, Knitting, natural wools | Tagged , | 22 Comments

Another prefelt seedpod

This is a guest post by Kim Winter of Flextiles. A few weeks ago, Ruth posted about how the shape of a seedpod she made using prefelt was influenced by differential shrinkage. I thought I would try out this technique … Continue reading

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Making a raven (and the mistakes in the process)

Around December of last year, I was asked by a friend and customer to make a life size sculpture of a raven. I’d never done one before, so it was an exciting challenge to accept. My husband, a professional painter … Continue reading

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Learning Curves – Part 2

Following on from my recent post…. The workshop with Clare was very different, in that it was nuno felting and very small. It was quite a surprise to a few of us (with felting experience) that she only uses one … Continue reading

Posted in embroidery, Guest Writer, Nuno Felting | Tagged | 13 Comments