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foxglove bodnant close up

My fourth year of being in the North Wales Helfa Gelf Open Studio. Was open last week and had a lot of very nice people visiting my studio.

Studio Open tomorrow 11am – 5pm.

Lizard Poppies

Lizard Poppies

Sorry for being quiet for so long! I could make plenty of excuses but really, I’ve been enjoying the summer here in Great Britain and celebrating events with my family! Very proud to say that both my twins Katy and Jack passed their Honours Degrees this summer and we have already enjoyed Katy’s Graduation.

Now it’s back to business as I must start a new Textile Art picture in readiness for showing at my Open Studio Event, over the weekend of 5th/6th September. (

I am very interested with using one of the images I took whilst holidaying in lovely Cornwall. At the beginning of a beautiful walk from Lizard to Kynance Cove, on the look out for interesting flowers, I found these lovely poppies growing in a hedge.(see image above) I think they will give me plenty of colour, detail and layers as a starting point to produce another picture.

I am going to experiment with using a beautiful cream thick silk as my base fabric, which I will draw my image then paint it with thickened dyes.

I’ll show you the processes as I go on.

white daisy textile art

white daisy textile art

Been extremely busy today painting with thickened dyes onto a recycled cotton sheet, in readiness for another one of my textile art pictures. The picture needs to be ‘fixed’ and washed and dried before I can add my final touches with free machine embroidery.

I’m preparing a lot of different work including art and cushions ready for my Open Studio weekend on 6th / 7th September.

More Textile Art in progress!

Been very busy preparing more of my textile art with thickened dyes. Really pleased, as need to do as much work as possible towards the ‘Helfa Gelf’ ‘Open Art Studios’ that I am involved with
to be held in September.