I have several new felt pieces to show at the forthcoming ABC Art Trail, all nature inspired.
I am still drawing inspiration from the powerfully restorative hours I spent at Haddon Hall in Spring 2017.
I recently made two bridesmaid bouquets and some matching buttonholes for a customer via my Etsy shop PaperRosesShop.
I normally put these orders in the post but was delighted to meet the customer in person this time when he came to collect from Burton.
I’ve made a few of these for the ABC Art Trail.
They are amazingly head-turning – even though made from baking parchment, toothpicks and kebab sticks!
I’ll be running a workshop on how to make them at the popular Adult Crafts sessions at the Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre later in the year.
And here’s the final picture!
My bright and breezy interpretation of these beautiful Lace Market buildings.
This will be centre stage at the forthcoming ABC Art Trail.
I made a set of cakes for Sylvia’s 90th birthday last week.
The brief was: Playing card themed; Personal; Quirky and Delicious – tick tick tick tick!
It has been a pleasure to return to highly bespoke cake-making, in between my other creative work.
This is shaping up to be a great weekend – with the whole team of 30 artists pulling together to make an eclectic, entertaining and exciting spectacle in Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell.
Keep the dates free – 1st and 2nd June, 11am to 6pm
One of a series of wild flower field felted artworks…
These depict what I see in the edges of the meadows at Haddon Hall.
A beautiful textural depth of greens with little pops of petal highlights.
The recently created dandelions survived the trip down to West Sussex and became the centrepieces for a gorgeous wedding.
We think they look rather uniquely special!
I will be exhibiting a new collection of felt landscapes at the ABC Art Trail this year, on 1st and 2nd June.
I love the painterly qualities of felting and embroidery and as you can see I’m still in a colourful frame of mind!