Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lockerbie Farmers' Market

We had a wander round the Farmers' Market in Lockerbie Town Hall this morning and came back with all this lovely booty.

  • Two bottles of wine (Elderberry and Birch) from Glebe House Winery, Ecclefechan (just 4 or 5 miles up the road from our house!);
  • Four cupcakes (Chocolate Orange, Vanilla, Coffee and Marble) from Cupcakemania;
  • Dog biscuits using all natural ingredients for Henry, from The Pampered Pooch Bakery;
  • A jar of heather, clover and flower honey from John Hills Apiaries, Corsock; and
  • Six bars of soap (patchouli, bog myrtle, heather, nettle, chamomile and marigold) from Caurnie Soap Company, Kirkintilloch.
And here's a close-up of those cupcakes ... :-p

Lockerbie Farmers' Market is on the third Saturday of every month.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Green Britain #16

After having a break for a while, I was tempted into making another 'Green Britain' wall hanging by a customer request from a British lady, now living in the US. This is the largest I have made to date as a quilted wall hanging and was made over the course of about 16 days.

This wall hanging is my folk art version of the Union Jack flag, made from a patchwork of various cotton fabrics (some cotton mix). Some of the fabrics are reused/recycled.

This textile piece is my aspiration for the UK. The original artwork was designed and made back in 2008! The colour green now has a double meaning, and the fact that it includes reused fabrics and handwork expresses my own personal philosophy.

The wall hanging was machine pieced, layered with cotton wadding and a backing piece, and hand quilted. A binding strip was added, and the whole piece was tea dyed to give the wall hanging an 'antique' finish and textured, wrinkled surface. A small card with the title, year and my details is on the reverse. The wall hanging measures approximately 48" (121.5 cm) wide x 28.5" (73 cm) high.


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