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Hard to Choose a Favourite thing!

Hard To Choose A Favourite Thing

I’m one of those people who think a day is wasted if I haven’t made something that didn’t exist the day before! It doesn’t really matter what that thing is as long as I create something! It may be as simple as a loaf of bread or a tasty cake but the most satisfying creations are always ‘arty’. I sew, quilt or knit almost every day but I get the most enjoyment from my drawing, printing and painting because they are so immediate. A quilt can take me weeks or even months but I can make a drawing whenever I have a few free minutes. There are always several sketchbooks on the go – usually because I’m too impatient to wait for pages to dry before I can turn to the next. This one is a tiny square format which is ideal for quick sketches. The little bird was drawn with water-soluble pencils and then I added washes of water to diffuse the pigments. We’re working on a ‘how to’ video showing this technique for designmatterstv – hopefully it’ll be available soon. The nuthatch in the book I’m holding was done in exactly the same way but I liked his shape and colouring so much I decided to make a second version using more traditional watercolour techniques. I’ve mounted the finished watercolour painting onto a wooden panel and sealed the surface with cold wax to protect it. He’s in my online shop now if you are tempted to own the original!

It’s a cold wintry day here and I’m about to make soup! While it’s bubbling away I can get back to that sketchbook. No time to squander!

Bye for now,
Linda

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Strips and Garlands Quilt

Strips and Garlands Quilt

20.5 inches x 20.5 inches
53 cm x 53 cm

This colourful little quilt features strip patchwork using hand dyed cotton fabrics with hand painted garlands of leaves and berries. It combines free motion and guided machine quilting with hand quilting at the corners. It would make an ideal centrepiece for a dining table or sideboard.

£150 includes postage

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Pink and Blue Swallows Pincushion

Pink and Grey Swallows Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features two blue and grey swallows which were digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and it has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

Available

£25 includes postage

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Two Swallows Pincushion

Two Swallows Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features two blue and pink swallows which were digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon and soft metallic threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted with a little hand worked seed stitch for added texture. The texture of the quilting has been enhanced with copper metallic fabric paint. It has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage

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Pink Moth Pincushion

Pink Moth Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features a pink and turquoise moth which was digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted with a little hand worked seed stitch for added texture. It has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage

Available

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Jewel Butterfly Pincushion

Jewel Butterfly Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features a beautiful butterfly which was digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon and soft metallic threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage

Available

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Hundertwasser Pincushion

Hundertwasser Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion was inspired by the artist Hundertwasser. He’s one of my favourites for his wonderful use of colour and shape. I made it using hand dyed cotton fabric  with appliqué. It also features foiled details and lots of hand worked seed stitch. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage

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Pink Dragonflies Pincushion

Pink Dragonflies Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

A pretty little pincushion made using hand dyed cotton fabric with digitally embroidered dragonflies worked in lustrous Madeira rayon threads. Free motion machine quilted with lots of hand worked seed stitch for added texture. The pincushion is framed with a folded insert on all sides.