Monday 27 September 2010

Printing Workshop

Hi folks

I've been to another printing workshop last weekend and again it was great - this is my second time attending with the same tutor and it was worth it. I have posted some drypoint prints and collographs. TFL.

Below is the drypoint plate (which was edited after the above prints) which is perspex that was scratched/drawn into and above some of the prints.

Below is the collograph plate and the print underneath.

Monday 19 July 2010

iphone piccie

I have been wishing for an iphone for a long time just because of its convenience when out walking and having the camera/ipod and phone all in one. Had some fun taking photos this weekend and this is just one of them.

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Passage 2

This is another piece of copper work similar to the previous piece on Passage only i have patinated this a lot differently - I love how the colours worked out on this one - I also have a few more holes in this one.

Wednesday 16 June 2010


Another textile piece complete :)

Tuesday 1 June 2010

one for sorrow

Inspired by the many magpies that hop around my garden I made this piece - it will probably be stretched over some plywood eventually. Lots of texture on the main circle which will probably never be seen - even managed a few french knots !! I havn't measured it yet but its over a metre wide to give you an idea of the size of it.

Monday 17 May 2010

All of My Heart

Been working on this little piece with some left over copper 'scraps' - its around 4 inches tall and wide and it has been drilled, textured and stitched - I quite like it now. It can be worn as a piece of jewellery although it is quite large.

Monday 10 May 2010

Did I Tell You.........

For a long time I had wanted to make a book around this poem for my daughter, and as its coming up to her birthday I thought it would be perfect timing, the book however just didn't come along how I had planned it, too many techniques, ideas, colours and none of them really flowing. In the end, it turned out to be more of a booklet. Covers are painted cotton duck with stitched detail and embellishments, swan feathers and a brass etching, the insides are a painted photo of a robbin and a canvas painted with acrylic paints, image transfer and some oil sticks. Fingers crossed she will like it :0))))

Tuesday 4 May 2010

A Finished Project

How many projects have you ever started, never finished and filed under bin, bag, box or shed??? I have far to many, but, I have decided to start getting some work together. Here's one I made earlier and finished off last night. :0)

Wednesday 21 April 2010


I came across this lovely swan nesting yesterday evening and couldn't resist stopping the car to take her piccie - doesn't she look very content?

Wednesday 10 March 2010

My Final Assessment Piece - Passage

Hi folks, I think I can now function in real life again, I feel as though this piece of work has taken up the last few months entirely and life zoomed by. I have attached a photo of the fabric piece on its own as a fabric wall hanging, this is made from discharged satin and chiffon and has who knows how many of those wonderful little french knots on it along with free machine quilting and some embellishments. The piece is then complete with a hanging of copper which I have patinated, stitched lots of knots on also and cut to shape. on their side, they are both the shape of shipwrecks but i prefer them the way I have shown you. I am now very glad to be finished this work and to hand it in for evalution tomorrow - woohoo - will be back soon with some work from my notebooks which built up to this piece. :0)))

Monday 1 March 2010

What I'm working on .............................

Hi folks, I'm still working away in the background trying in vain to finish my final piece for assessment for my creative embroidery course. This is a snippet of what I am doing at present and its taking me forever. I decided to do 'some' french knots around the edges of chiffon and they have turned into thousands............................ and i am still at it a week later :( I love how its turning out but definitely need to get cracking. The background is a black satin which I have discharged and it has turned out great. Watch this space for more updates!!!

Sunday 7 February 2010

I've been Zentangled

Have you tried these yet? Check them out, they are totally addictive. I have to admit to looking at them for a very long time and any time i tried to do them they never worked and I just didn't 'get it'. However, I tried again and after watching this Milliande's tutorials I have been hooked.

Monday 1 February 2010

Another sample

Still havn't created a whole lot so more samples. This was from the online workshop with Linda Monk and Carol McFee called Creative Surfaces (I think) - well recommended. This canvas has wallpaper, moulding paste and paint and an aperture cut out with rusted fabric at the back of it. I did like it at the time but the colours seems to bold now.

Sunday 24 January 2010

Tag Swap

This is a tag made for Chris as part of a forum swap. Chris chose Children as her theme and i do love this image of the little girl. Some distress inks and stitch with an image transfer.
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Friday 22 January 2010

Some more samples

Another few samples to show you the different textures I was aiming for :

Monday 18 January 2010

Contemporary Embroidery Samples

These are some of the samples I prepared for my embroidery course which i am doing at NCAD in Dublin every week. I am loving it :0)) The images were transferred to the linen with Jet FX transfer paper - this is a very easy option for transferring images, I think I prefer the gel medium transfer method but these give a perfect finish, with a slightly waxy feel to them.

Saturday 9 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone - I had hoped to show you some of my current work but couldn't resist a winter walk today and it didn't disappoint, this little fellow was happy to pose for lots of photos while having his dinner.

Here are some more piccies of the frost around the garden.

I hope to be back on track showing my textile work very soon.

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