Gimme Shelter

A wee small shelter, fit for one. One and a half man shelter A workshop and symposium with Deveron Arts.  This workshop really interested me as it had such strong echoes of my own Shelter degree show piece. It was really interesting to listen to another shelter builder talking about his whys and wherefores. We…

Building Shelter

 Degree show set up with my wonderful mum as a second pair of hands

Fleece Heaven!

Second trip to get fleece from the Aladdin’s Cave of the Wool Grower’s depot. See what I mean about the wonderful huge bins full of fibre? So much wool, so many shades and tones of colour = so hard to choose! I wanted to take it ALL home but returned with a sensible number for…

Boro Jeans

It’s just over two years since I began mending my one pair of jeans. The first two patches were over the kneecaps: on the left knee is a piece of my godson’s traditional Norwegian naming day shirt and on the right a bit of tweed from his sisters’ coat. I am very hard on the…

Spin, Spun, Span

Spun Silk warp  I am planning on projecting woven film onto this spun silk warp screen… The process onto the produced. The balls of silk have such a lovely handle although every slight rough patch of skin catches on them. The visual texture of the silk is wonderful: wound into a ball, drizzled on the…

Felting Landscapes

I find myself really excited by the prospect of a trip to Orkney this coming weekend! The last summer I went on a road trip to the Isle of Lewis it resulted in this felt  piece, depicting Callanish III. I love old places where the length of time that humanity has been here in Scotland…

Summer in March?

Some days you just have to head outside, and what better way to spend an evening than by cooking your dinner on a small fire as the birds sing the sun down and the flames get brighter as the new moon and the first star appear. It was so warm tonight; perhaps this is the…