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Catton, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I love all kinds of stitching and enjoy learning, experimenting with and sharing new techniques. Married with 3 children, 2 daughters and a son, a dog and four cats, I also get involved with my daughters 3 horses.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Just spent the last couple of hours lacing my most recent pieces.  Well, actually lacing two - I got so fed up that I used double sided tape for the last one which is an example for a workshop rather than a 'proper' piece.  It is such a boring job but they always look better for stretching properly.  Here is a photo of the latest offering.  I have used ribbonwork to embellish a photograph that I have transfered to fabric.  For this one, I scanned an old copyright free postcard and enlarged it before printing it onto photo transfer paper.  It was then ironed to transfer the image to calico.  It did stiffen the fabric and transfered a bit patchily but I quite like the aged effect for this piece.  Generally though I prefer to treat my own fabrics with Bubble Jet Set which I find does not alter the handle of the fabric.  This was an experiment but I think I might now dig out some old family photos for this treatment.  Can't think of a title though - any ideas anyone?


  1. Love the idea. The girl is so pretty, perhaps the title should be 'A Rose for a Rose'.

  2. I first came across Candace Robb books in a secondhand bookshop in York, would you believe. On my next visit to the city I took a copy of one of the book maps and traced the steps, she is very accurate in her details. Yes, I have read 'Girl in a Red Tunic' by Alys Clare and have 'Fortune like the Moon' on my tbr bookshelf. All great books.