Monday, 21 August 2017

Rose Beauty

How gorgeous is this! You couldn't make it if you tried!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Fusing Glass

fusing bulseye glass from

Monday, 7 August 2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

Castles & Gardens in East Sussex

Herstmonceux Castle, E. Sussex - - beautiful

garden pics :


Hever Castle - E. Sussex - - also beautiful
Rebuilt in parts, and refurbished by Lord Astor
Hever Castle - home of Anne Boleyn (2nd wife of Henry VIII)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Vanessa Bell

Vanessa / Omega Workshop textile design
A wonderful varied artist.
1879 -  1961

Saturday, 18 March 2017

MWK glass fusing experiments

Had lots of problems with this - keeping the 'dots' on while firing.  Eventually I bought some thicker glass tac, which worked much better. I did lose one or two, but at least the rest stayed on.  Link to my Microwave Fusing Blog
This piece had kitchen foil between the black glass base and the top dichroic glass. I think it accentuated the dichroic colours.
before firing - dots on already fired glass piece
after firing: - I overfired this .... the dots 'splatted' and the shape became oval - but I like it

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Baby Cardi - (double knitting)

stitch detail: double moss stitch and garter stitch
sleeves knitted on separately

Cardi is a basic rectangle with shaping for neck

neck shaping
 You will need some experience to knit this little cardi, which can be adapted to any size, but you may have to be good at maths!