Friday, 27 May 2011 in progress

"Water stills my soul, calms my mind and brings peace to my inner being." Liz Babbs

This quote is the starting point for a new body of work on journeys and the symbols we use to support, protect and comfort us; for Curoiuser...?

Using rolls of African Strip cloth, I'll create maps of journeys using symbols that support, protect and comfort me.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Birmingham Embroiderers Guild

Louise recently did a very successful workshop for the Birmingham Embroiderers Guild called 'Little Boxes'.
They have a new blog and if you would like to see images and a write up of the day please click
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lizzie's work for Curiouser....

a small statement from Lizzie about "Curiouser...?" work in progress...

Discovering a forgotten method in a world of speed and throw away,
Taking time to mend the frayed and join the ripped,
to seal, seam and stitch
the torn.
A long seam of straight stitch-what was once a side is now a seam.

Alison's work in progress..

Alison Harpers work in progress
'Taking things apart becomes a bit compulsive - what else can I make yarn out of,
have moved on to paper coffee cups, used once and discarded,
why has the cat gone under the sofa?!'

Thursday, 5 May 2011


I love this quote from Joan Schulze:-

' The days passed as I created, one-by-one, a body of works that taught me yet again the power of limited means and focussed attention.

Pin Tucks

I have begun some pin tuck samples and I love the way the needle moves in and out of the fold and how it relates to the movement in the felt.