Experiments in photographing textiles

Taking good pictures of textile art with a smartphone is just not working for me. For product photos for Etsy it works well but as my textile art has loads of colour and lots of detail and texture I have seen that with apps and even a good smartphone it just never...

Making bowls with textiles

If you love learning new techniques, then try making bowls out of fabric and other bits and pieces. It is a lot of fun and everyone has the freedom to interpret it in their style. Before you know it you have made something with fabric in a totally different way. When...

Loving tapestry and colour

My love of all things textile started many years ago when I was about 9 and I did sewing at school. Just proves how inspirational a teacher can be. I used to go to her house after school and I remember learning drawn thread work and being treated to a bowl of fresh...

Reconnecting with the artist inside

Reaching my sixties came with the realization that I had better get moving and change some old habits if I really want to live the life I wanted to. For me, it has never been wealth and acquisition. It has always been about people, art and creativity and spirituality....