Sunday, 30 May 2010

Somewhere in My World 2010 International Freefrom Fiberarts Guild Show


Click here to see the exhibition.


100% of the profits from this book will be donated evenly to
Mercy Corp for Haitian Relief

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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Made NOT Manufactured

BUSINESS: The Handmade Revolution Gathers Pace: Louis Vuitton ads banned

You may have read in this morning's papers that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a series of Louis Vuitton print ads ruling that they suggest that Louis Vuitton products are handmade when they aren't.

Delft  by Memake

Like me, your initial reaction may have been to throw your hands in the air in dismay, that a mega-brand such as Louis Vuitton, with all its money and clout, is trying to muscle in on the hard-earned turf of independent artists, designers and makers who really DO make their products by hand. But, there is a silver lining to this story, the very fact that a company like Louis Vuitton wants to get a piece of the handmade revolution shows just how much times have changed!

To read more visit UKhandmade

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Clootie Tree Update & New Ribbons


A massive thank you to Anjie at PomPomEmporium for sending fabulous 3 dimensional ribbons for The Clootie Tree. These are great and will add a new dimension to the tree. I had an email this week from a lovely lady in North Carolina USA this week and she and her daughter are going to crochet more ribbons making the Clootie tree truly communal and diverse.

If you feel you can contribute please email me at the

Anjie was also very generous and sent me one of her sublime organza flower brooches. Check it out below.



Thank you Anjie :-)


This is a new pattern I was working on today which I will publish in the next few days photographed on top of a new ‘Bag for Life’ string bag I’ve just completed.


Clootie tree looking good.


Saturday, 8 May 2010

Weaving the Woven - WIP

I have been busy working on a hand woven wall hanging using purely recycled fabrics hence the name weaving the woven. This is a home made frame loom which is really easy and quick to make. I will post more photographs as soon as the hanging is complete.