Friday, 30 August 2013

Children's Boleros

Neat boleros one in shaded greens and other in shaded blues 
So the same design but in different colours 
Commissioned for a a pair of toddler twins 
The flower closures are adjustable - and move to fit as they grow 
So they should get plenty of wear from them 
The green bolero on a small model stand 
The blue bolero
Made in Drops Delight wool blend yarn doubled
my own design

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Art on The Prom - Felixstowe

Friday 30th at 1.10pm
Radio Suffolk will be doing an interview about Art on The Prom
Steve Wyatt and myself  are being interviewed 
so tune in and get the latest about Art on The Prom 

Last event on The Triangle the Saturday for a  preview of three artists before the 
Main Event 

Just a  reminder folks 
Art on The Prom 
Felixstowe Promenade 

I will be there with Estelle and her pottery 
That's Estelle in the pic wearing one of my jackets she had bought the previous year 
All my crafts behind her 

Please come and say hello and see my latest designs 
or commission something special 

I will have on display 

Crochet Clothing 
Children's aprons with crayons in pockets 
Adult's Aprons in various sizes 
Cushions - hand painted quilted 
Crochet Blankets 

If you see something you like but want in a different colour or size - just ASK!

Teal Missoni Zig-Zag Coat

Front View 
Designed for a customer whom has a narrow back but large bust - lucky girl! 
To be three-quarter in length with cape-sleeves to elbow - which leaves ample room for arm movement and able to wear deep cut sleeves underneath 

Made in pure cotton in a  bright deep teal colour 

Back View
Slim fitting so it flows down the back into the waist and over the hips 

Delivered today and she is delighted :-) 
As am I :-) :-) 

I am so pleased with this design of mine - which is becoming very  popular over the years 
I must remake my stone coloured one which is now over three years old! 
With subtle adjustments in how I make it - it can fit all sizes and shapes and still be flattering
Everyone seems to love how it flows down the back and skims over the hips 

I am now making an alternative version in a bamboo tape yarn - and its looking good - so far! 
Lets hope so! 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Art on the Prom - at The Triangle Felixstowe each Saturday in August


Hi Everyone - just to let you know I will be at the 

next Saturday 17th August
10am - 4pm 
along with 
Jim Nind doing sculpture 
Beryl Scott doing print making 

As I have no idea what the weather will be doing ....
so I shall be showing some crochet work in progress and various items for sale and be sitting there with my trusty set of vintage crochet hooks 

But do come along and see all the various artists doing their work each Saturday  - a brilliant preview for the big event on September 1st 

Our stall last year which we shared with Estelle Westlake - potter 
She is wearing one of my circular waistcoats which she bought the previous year
This year we are at STAND 56

 Art on the Prom celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2013.   

on the last three Saturdays in August when artists  will be demonstrating their techniques 
from 10am – 4pm 
under the Canopy at the Triangle in Hamilton Road.

17th  August                 Lynn Dyson-Bruce, textiles;
                                        Beryl Scott, printmaking;
                                        Jim Nind, 3D sculpture.
24th  August                 Anglian Potters:-
                                       Liz Chipchase, slab construction;
                                        Susan Holmes, tile workshop and have-a go with potter’s wheel; 
                                        Mary Wyatt, sculptural ceramics.

31st August                  Naomi Brangwyn, stained glass;
                                        Cherrie Stevens, weaving;
                                        Sharon Taylor, spinning and designing.

The one day art fair on Felixstowe prom will take place on Sunday September 1st  10am to 4pm.  

This event is entirely free and the public can browse the original art work of over 100 artists including painting, ceramics, glass, textiles and photography.   

As usual there will be six free have-a-go art workshops in the Spa Gardens where there will also be a display of the art work from Felixstowe and Ipswich school children.   
Bands, entertainers and food outlets complete this family friendly community day.

Don’t miss these opportunities to be part of one of Felixstowe’s most popular events.    

More information  and photographs of artists’ work are on our website

 Art on the Prom is organised by volunteers and is made possible by the financial support of Town and District Council, Jackamans Solicitors, East of England Co-op and many others.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Oriental Lilac Cat Bag

Needle felted and machine embroidered onto a felted dark brown wool melton 
Fully lined in pale green glazed cotton 
Made into a medium sized bag 
The bag front with the full face of the 
Oriental Lilac cat

A close up of the cat 

The eyes have been felted with green wool and then surface machine embroidered in a shiny green cotton - so the eyes glow.

This has been a special commission by a friend who breeds these cats 
The cat portrait is based on one of her breeding cats 

These bags are available by special order - email me if you want one 
I can do a bag with either your cat or dog on the front in coordinating colours and lining 
I will need a couple of photographs