Plant bags- you can buy these in my Etsy Shop
My love of sewing and my garden completely come through with these plant bags. I am always looking for new ways of showing plants off and am really pleased with these two designs
First is my version of a Japanese Knot Bag made from coffee sacks and lined with polythene ( helps stops the plant from drying out)
Second is an origami inspired hessian bag with a twine loop to hang it up.
Mixed Media pieces – all for sale, prices supplied on request
I am inveterate collector of stuff and the pieces below come from items I have saved for years, the torso of the little man was picked up at a jumble sale over a decade ago, the head of the geisha/flower woman I got only a few months ago. I love putting pieces together, they are unplanned but quite joyous, a bit of fun and a way of keeping my ideas fresh. Currently I have several curtain pole ends that I want to convert into people – watch this space
Tactile Books Made to commission, Prices from £120
These rich tactile pieces can be ordered in either the 10cm square book you can see below or an A4 size. Colour scheme and theme are discussed at point of commission.
Nests and Pods Larger nests made to commission, smaller nests from £60 .
I created these richly textured sculptural pieces to live in my garden so they are great for the outdoors as well as indoor spaces. Size and colourway are established at point of commission and each nest/pod is completely individual. Some fabrics do degrade slightly over the years but also gain new textures as well.
Here are some of my smaller pieces, inspired by nests and wing forms
Found/Adorned. Shells from £60
Here are some of the found objects that I love to add beading, fabric, detail to. The shells are mounted onto a plinth of English Oak.
The ‘Owl’ is a richly textured textile piece over a wire armature. The armature was originally the cap you put on the top of a drainpipe to stop leaves falling in. I was given a few and immediately saw the potential. Its a strange and curious creature.
Below is a piece of work that has been ongoing for a couple of years and finally it is finished, this is not the best image so it will be replaced with a better one very soon, The frame and background is a section from a larder window I had taken out of my kitchen years ago, and I have added stitched and wired ‘dragonflies’ to the surface.