It’s a celebration

"I'm  an ordinary person, just a teacher who wants to inspire, learn as I travel and capture the spirit and uniqueness of all I see and the people I meet. It's a celebration of my creativity" My days of  engaging  in this way is  limited, or should I say taking a different direction and I'm thankful for…

Winchester Cathedral and beyond.

The sun made an appearance late in the afternoon yesterday and the landscape was transformed from grey to great… The greens are iridescent, the  sun filters through the wet leaves and is captured like diamonds in the rain drops hanging from every  solid surface. I'm in Romsey, about 100 kms from London towards the South…

Ancient Quilted garments.

I can't share all the photos of images I took yesterday, over 500 in fact. Each one will be catalogued in my computer.  I'll print them into my own inspirational book for reference and I will have an amazing study. I captured images hewn from marble, beautiful printed fabrics, breathtaking embroideries and other images…. just…

Creating a quilt.

I liked this color palette and so I played around with the computer and created an appliqué quilt in similar colors. I've given it a modern twist but the colors are similar. It looks as if it would be difficult to make, but I have a technique to make it simply!!!!! Enhanced by thread it…

Textiles at the British Museum

I did find some interesting textiles at the Museum and thought you might like to see them. These pots are stunning, it appears as if they are broken porcelain covered with digitally printed fabric and stitched back into place. How amazing, stunning is the word. I stood for ages studying this wonderful garment. Hand appliquéd…

The perils of research for this quilter.

  The Bayeux Tapestry, my passion, my joy and my Mt Everest.   Here in London I’m doing a little climbing again right now. Yesterdays tour was to view part of Windsor Castle that was build by William the Conqueror and today was to attend the Viking exhibition at the British Museum.   I wrote…

London another adventure.

It’s 4.30 am at home so I can’t talk to the troops. I won’t stay awake too much longer so I will have to try and visit tomorrow morning my time.   I’ve been away from home for 12 days and it seems like a lifetime, but I have another 80 days to go and I…