Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Vanessa Bell

Vanessa / Omega Workshop textile design
A wonderful varied artist.
1879 -  1961

Saturday, 18 March 2017

MWK glass fusing experiments

Had lots of problems with this - keeping the 'dots' on while firing.  Eventually I bought some thicker glass tac, which worked much better. I did lose one or two, but at least the rest stayed on.  Link to my Microwave Fusing Blog
This piece had kitchen foil between the black glass base and the top dichroic glass. I think it accentuated the dichroic colours.
before firing - dots on already fired glass piece
after firing: - I overfired this .... the dots 'splatted' and the shape became oval - but I like it

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Baby Cardi - (double knitting)

stitch detail: double moss stitch and garter stitch
sleeves knitted on separately

Cardi is a basic rectangle with shaping for neck

neck shaping
 You will need some experience to knit this little cardi, which can be adapted to any size, but you may have to be good at maths!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Granni Squares- Crochet

found a lovely website with lots of lovely free patterns for Granni Squares: 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Autumn Colours

Photo taken by Dr Sheila Hanlon
Highgate Cemetary

Nice (France) Market