Saturday, 31 January 2009

Silly me !!! Rag Market SAT 18th April

Rag Market Bridport April 18th on sat not 19th

Friday, 30 January 2009

Caroline Bushell and I are organising a Rag Market in Bridport Sat. April 19th.
These events have become popular with all creative people and students in textiles as it is a chance to buy those special antique and vintage bits that put a totally individual mark on your work.
We clean out our boxes and cupboards and you get the bargains.
Most of us bring a selection of our core stock too so it gives an idea on what we are about.
They are relaxed, casual , fun events enjoyed by all who have both stalled out or been to buy.
For more information contact me

canvaswork and embroidery collage on frame

This is the second of the pair of cushion fronts that I was given at Bisley Rag Market having picked them off the floor, at least I spotted the first one and the stall holder presented me with it,s friend!
they are completely different this one seems to be a collage of mostly one lot of needlework ,part of an old garment I think and that attractive piece of embroidery up the side.
David made a heavy wood frame which we painted black so they stand about 2 inches off the wall which is rather effective. I think this piece looks like an aerial view of some ancient earthworks or hill fort the colours are a little deeper than this picture.
I have promised this to my god daughter Vicky who has just re decorated her whole townhouse
secretly I hope she might say it won't go , but having seen her reaction when I sent her a picture I think it has found a home and I can visit it.
It has made me think and re appraise what can be done with distressed pieces, they do make good wall pictures.