Stitching away

Lovely blue skies out there. I moved my work to the sunniest room in the house and although messy it feels light and airy. Whenever I go it’s the same old story. Threads, bits everywhere but who cares… Here is something I made out of an old silk scarf and other bits from everywhere. I called it Pueblo in honour of all the people in the world. The shape, long and thin and the warm colours remind me of hot climate and beautiful dark skin. It’s all hand stitched and hangs from a soft piece of leather. It can be used as a teapot/mug stand and when you’re done you can hang it and enjoy it on a wall. I really like it and will sell it together with other fabric things very soon.Hanging

Sunny studios

Lovely days here in Oxfordshire. Sunny, bright full of interesting things to see. New births. This time swans and their cygnets. Beautiful parents: attentive and friendly. So elegant. It is art studios month in May and we visited lots of great studios, nosing in people’s homes is wonderful… Chatting about art is fun and meeting great people gives strength to what you do. SwansCignetsBotleyStudio-in-the-garden

Outside inside

OutsideI’ve been working on new projects involving a lot of stitching and sewing. Sewing is so relaxing and meaningful to me. I really love patterns developing in my hands. When you make something out of cloth it feels like looking through a kaleidoscope with colours and shapes emerging sometime out of nowhere: it’s  the only type of geometry I understand. Really…  It was also time for a bit of spring cleaning. Opening windows, washing old curtains. Domestic life it’s good if it’s for a purpose. Spiders run away now when they see me… They’re tough though and will come back!  The garden looks beautiful. Green and full of black birds. This big bird I made ( hiding behind the foliage) is here to stay. It will never fledge as it was born big, too big for taking off…My new cards are almost ready and I’m really pleased with what I’ve seen so far. I’ll post them here very soon.