Monday, September 24, 2007

These are the photos of the finished piece "Hera". The final piece is 60cms x 80cms. I used lots of different scraps of fabric and yarn, beads, sequins and some hat net. The piece was lightly melted and burnt in places to give an "antique" feel.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This is a sneak peek at a new piece of work called Hera ( you can see another work in progress in the previous entry). I'll post the full image once it's finished.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This a piece called Red Rabbit that's borrowed imagery from The Shins song Red Rabbits. I don't know much about what the song means but I was searching for inspiration one day when I was listening to this song. I've used a lot of embroidered stitching on the couple in this piece. I don't usually use a lot of heavy stitching but it was interesting to see the contrast between the muted colours in layered fabric and the bright colours in the thread.

Below is a work in progress that I just started last night.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Father and Child (pictured above) won the award for Innovation at the Tiverton Art Society Summer Exhibition this year!

The exhibition is open until Sunday and is located at Tiverton High School, Devon.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

These are some new bags I've just uploaded to my website, decorated with marbles.
Click to see more pics and info.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I've got a few auctions up on ebay, including the pieces above and both of my CD books.
Please click here to see.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I've finally finished my second book "Foundling"!


More Textiles Secrets Revealed!

A Textiles Sketchbook on CD

Full of scrumptious Eye Candy!

Foundling is full of dreamy soft whimsical textiles pieces exploring ideas of secret gardens, hidden delights and tangle woods.

Join me as I create a sketchbook, jot down ideas and hunt for inspiration. This book will take you through my textiles pieces as I work on them, with step-by-step photos and my notes.

Find new ideas and new techniques not explored in Melted Fabrics.

Over 245 Full Colour Images

Over 245 pages of textiles

In Acrobat PDF Format

  • New ideas and techniques
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Following a theme
  • Step-by-step projects
  • Primary source photos
  • Brainstorming
  • Problem solving
  • Using Light
  • Using Fluff

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sneak peak of a new project!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Oops! It's been almost a month since my last post. I've been working hard trying to finish my new CD book. It's still not finished but hopefully soon it will be.

Above is a piece I finished recently. I'm not sure yet how I'm displaying her, whether she'll be a wallhanging or a quilt. There are work in progress photos of this piece in my new book.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Sometimes the fabrics are so beautiful half-way through the process that I wish I didn't have to sew them down!

Friday, April 27, 2007

The top piece on my last post won an Award of Merit last week at the Tiverton Art Society Exhibition!
Here are a view new pieces I've been working on recently. This one is a delicate piece available from etsy:

This is a self-portrait that I started last year, forgot about and just finished. This project will feature in my new CD book which should be out very soon:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

3 More recently sewn landscapes. These pieces are being exhibited in the Tiverton Art Society Exhibition Sun 15th-Sat 21st at Tiverton High School, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The UK etsy sale
Click here for a full list of participating shops and their offers
Melted Fabrics is offering a free Textiles gift with every purchase.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A new bag. This is a circular backpack that I finally finished after starting it sometime in Autumn last year! It features red "scribbley" roses.
For more pictures please visit my etsy store.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Forgotten Tribe
Forgotten Princess
Forgotten Girl

These are some recent pieces I made as samples for a bigger project I'm working on. It's been a long time since I actually used a sketchbook and made samples. I usually jump straight in to making the final piece so it's actually fun to experiment and make mistakes and feel free about making lots of little pieces.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Two pieces based on Kate Bush's song Hounds of Love.

"Hounds of Love"
Featuring ears eyes and noses and 2 mini textiles shoes

"Two Steps on the Water"

It's in the trees!
It's coming!"

When I was a child:
Running in the night,
Afraid of what might be

Hiding in the dark,
Hiding in the street,
And of what was following me...

Now hounds of love are hunting
I've always been a coward,
And I don't know what's good for me.

(Well) Here I go!
It's coming for me through the trees.
Help me, someone!
Help me, please!

Take my shoes off,
And (i will) throw them in the lake,
And I'll be
Two steps on the water.

I found a fox
Caught by dogs.
He let me take him in my hands.

His little heart,
It beats so fast,
And I'm ashamed of running away

From nothing real--
I just can't deal with this,
But I'm still afraid to be there,

Among your hounds of love,
And feel your arms (surrounding) me.
I've always been a coward,
I never know what's good for me.

(well),here I go!
Don't let me go!
Hold me down!
It's coming for me through the trees.
Help me, darling
Help me, please!

Take my shoes off
And throw them in the lake,
And I'll be
Two steps on the water.

I don't know what's good for me.
I don't know what's good for me.
I need your love love love love love, yeah!
Your love!

Take your shoes off
And throw them in the lake!

Do you know what I really need?
Do you know what I really need?
I need love love love love love, yeah!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This is my first "proper" traditional style landscape. It was an experiment to see if I could use my techniques to tackle a well-used subject. I'm thinking of making some much larger pieces now as it's often easier for me to work big and this piece was fairly small for me- around A3 size. I don't know why I've never sewn any landscapes before as I live in a beautiful part of the countryside.
This was based on a photo I took from a boat on the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon.
There are more images and info on this piece in my etsy store.

Monday, March 05, 2007

"Feather Fetish"
New piece available from my etsy store

Friday, February 23, 2007

"Protectors of the Nest"

This is a piece I started sometime last year and finished on wednesday. It started out life as a bag but I decided it was much better as a wall hanging.
More photos can be seen on my website here:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Knitting Meltdown"
All she wanted was a rainbow scarf.

This is a piece I finished at the weekend and of course- it's available on etsy!

Friday, February 16, 2007

This spooky looking piece was made from 4 faces I'd made a couple of years ago from air drying clay and never got around to using for anything.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

This Make-your-own Textiles Art kit is available from my etsy store
This kit is called "Natural Beauty".
Keep your eyes open for more colours coming soon!

This kit contains:
• Double-sided Instructions on A4 paper
• An A4 sized piece of wadding
• An A4 sized piece of backing fabric
• An A4 sized piece of organza
• A packet of yarn
• A packet of thread for decoration
• 6 Assorted fabrics

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

This morning I took some new images of Green Rose (see above). They'll be added to my website later. Green Rose will be in my etsy store later today.
I'm currently redesigning all the gallery pages in an effort to make my website a lot simpler to navigate.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"The Seamstress"

This is a piece I made from a collection of objects from my "recycling box". It features a doll, some thread spools, a tape measure charm and a sewing machine charm.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I listed this piece on etsy today. It was freshly made yesterday from some patchworked textiles pieces and some fymo beads I made a while ago.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

This is a piece I listed on etsy today.
I made it a long time ago for a project called Cultural Plunder. My inspiration came from an Inuit seal-gut coat that can be seen in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, Devon.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

These are some of the new items in my etsy store this week.

I just wanted to share a great seller from etsy with you.
I bought a beautiful brooch from her and this felt-making kit.

I believe there are more felted items/kits/workshops available from her website

Monday, February 05, 2007

This is a gorgeous hat I received as part of a UK Etsy swap that I took part in. To see more items like this please visit

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New pieces in my etsy store.
Visit here:

I thought I'd start my new blog with some photos of some new projects.

The image opposite is a Seahorse mini pillow I made for a swap on Etsy, I hope the recipient enjoys it.

The image below is a new bag I'm currently working on, I'm a little unsure of how it's going to turn out