Earth Sea and Sky
I love to make elaborate textile bags using lots of different techniques.
I start with my idea and start thinking of the colours I want to use.
Then the fun bit, I gather my materials together and eliminate ones that I dont think will work with each other.
I quite often make hand made felt or use wool fibres for the bags and these need to be blended together to give more natural effects.
Sometimes I will paint some silk, dye or even Batik silk to give me the effect I want.
It is then put onto a backing and embreidered using free machine embroidery.
Once the bag and lining is made up I might add hand cut organza shapes or sew on beads or sequins.
Sometimes its hard to know just when to stop!
I find a lot of inspiration from my garden and walks in the countryside.
To look at the Textiles gallery just click on the "Textile galleries" menu bar above.