Indigo tote bag

Whilst in Bangkok last December I saw some beautiful info tote bags for sale – quite expensive, so thought I would make my own.  I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, using fabrics I bought in Japan and an Indian fabric as the lining.  I zigzag stitched the outer fabrics onto a piece of heavy calico to give extra strength and used  pieces of denim fabric for the top and bottom and handle pieces. View the Post

More umbellifers


Umbellifers continue to intrigue me and I wanted to attempt something a little different.  My inspiration was some pastel sketches I did of hogweed against the fields and sky.  I glued down scraps of fabric with bondaweb and then stitched one layer of seed heads. I then added some pieces of transparent silk fabric to give some depth and stitched again.  I added colour to the stems with Intense crayons. View the Post

Continuing the theme of unbelief’s


I had some pieces of umbellifer printed Evelon remaining from the textile book based on these flowers, as well as sun printed fabric, so decided to make a quilt.  The central background area is sun printed, the top and bottom are procaine dyed.  I painted the binding with the same red paint I had used in the sun printing.  I used free machine embroidery, some hand stitching and french knots on the appliquéd Evelon pieces before quilting the whole piece. View the Post