Thursday, 20 January 2011

Felt roses

This week I have been making felt roses, I use merino fleece tops finely layered in a disk shape about the size of a dinner plate, they are felted together with a little silk to add luster and texture. When the felt disk is dry I cut into it half way and twist the felt into a rose shape, I add a felted wool bow and a brooch back.  I have made about 24, in batches of 4 in each colourway, that's one for each gallery, some are already in  Radford Gallery Stone and Gallery at 12 Eccleshall, the rest are waiting for a trip to the Tania Holland Gallery Bridgnorth and the  craft cabinets at the Museum and gallery in Newcastle- under-Lyme.  They are photographed on a Christmas jumper my Mum gave me, I felt the texture made a good backdrop. Next time I make some I will photograph the different felting processes.
Here are some photos of them.
These were photographed in the evening with a flash, I think I will have another go in daylight and no flash.
There also yellow, blue and black and red ones but have not photographed them yet.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

My first blog

Hi how exciting, my first attempt at blogging, my colleague Angela Smith from Gallery at 12 Eccleshall is helping me get started. 
I am a textile designer from Stone in Staffordshire, this is an example of my work, and I am looking forward to sharing more with you later.
If you want to see more of my work go to my web site