I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I see something lovely, my first instinct is ‘how can I work out how to make this’. I don’t know if it is inquisitiveness, nosiness or creativeness. So when I was approached by Mindful Crafting Magazine to develop some textile based tutorials for them, I jumped at the chance.
My dragonfly art has been my best seller, so demonstrating a simplified version of this applique art, detailing how to create the right shapes of fabric to layer on to your background and which embroidery stitches to use gives the reader the tips they need to create a fabulous piece of textile art.
I love sunflowers. Well actually I adore them with their sunny faces making such a dominant appearance during late summer. The shrubs in my garden are looking a bit jaded at that time of year so they provide much needed colour. My fabric hoard has a lot of yellow fabric in it, so preparing a tutorial to make a pretty sunflower art was a no-brainer for me. Thousands of French knots were used to create the textural centre of this flower.
Christmas star decorations
My stash of pretty Liberty fabrics made an appearance in the Christmas issue being turned into hanging decorations.
I was quite blown away when I got a message from Cheshire Life Magazine asking me if they could include my business journey in a piece that they were running about surviving lockdown. Being in the middle of a global pandemic, I sent them some examples of what I had been up to and they picked up on my pivoting to include workshops.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about my contributions to date. And I look forward to being able to build on my range of tutorials.