Sunday, January 31, 2016

Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day - Embroidered Heart Pendants

Here are a selection of my embroidered heart pendants.

These are made using a hand tool called a punch needle, which makes a single loop of embroidery thread on the backing fabric with each 'punch'. The resulting embroidery is like a miniature 'rug' with lots of surface texture.

The price quoted includes a gift box and UK postage & packaging (small charges apply for worldwide shipping).

Variegated Lilac with Green Sparkle, £25

 Yellow and Teal Star Pattern, £25

 Pink & Purple Swirl Pattern, £25

Shades of Red, £25

Pink Swirl Pattern (minor imperfection to mount), £23

My items are split between my Folksy and Etsy shops. I can list any item on your preferred platform - just contact me with your requirements.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mixed Media Miniature Art Works

Here are some of my latest pieces. They are made from a punch needle centre, set in a painted, papier mȃché frame. 
The punch needle embroidery is worked by punching each loop through the backing fabric using a hand tool to form a textured surface: just like making a miniature rug!

This is the frame and tool I use for working with. The picture above shows the front of the work, with the tool and embroidery threads.

This close-up shows the reverse, 'working side' of the fabric that you punch from. There is a very clear description of the technique on Wikihow called "How To Needle Punch".

Punch Needle and Papier Mache Hanging Decoration - Yellow and Grey Abstract 

More items will be listed in my Folksy and Etsy shops as they become available.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

We've Got Snow!

For only the second time this winter, we have had a few inches of snow. Here are a few scenes from Brock's morning walk, starting with sunrise this morning:-

Me in my new hat (thank you, Juliet!) with Brockie Boy.

It was only when I was looking at the photos when I got home that I noticed the 'ghost' finials on the gateposts.


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