Posted in July 2012

Originally posted on pixelchick:
Wandering down the main street of my gorgeous little village home yesterday, I looked in the window of a corner shop to see what I immediately thought was a junk store. On closer inspection however it became apparent that this was a private Gallery. I never ever allow myself to criticise…


I’ve just been reading a great little book  called Surfaces and Textures by Polly O’Neil with some fabulous and unusual photographs of urban and rural textures and have decided that this is my new project. I dabble in a very amateur way with a very basic camera taking photos or snaps I guess they are really but I’ve … Continue reading

Nana’s Rule………………

Yesterday I took a day off from feltmaking to attend my 7 year-old grandson’s School Family Picnic held at Fairhill in Alston which is a great Community space encompassing toddlers and older children’s play areas, wild spaces, a couple of wildlife ponds, paths, wooded area and car park – just the right amount of space … Continue reading

Smelly pebbles…….and old Tup!

On a recent workshop at my dear friend Annie’s I met a lovely lady called Jane and her Mum – we were making Willow Chickens on that occasion – Chatting, I discovered that Jane runs a thriving business over the Scottish (yeay) border supplying beautiful textiles and homeware to Galleries and online. She has the … Continue reading

A Sense of Place – an Exhibition

I’ve never been very good with a sewing machine – always been envious of those talented people who can just ‘run up a curtain’ – and I don’t mean literally! But I needed to learn to at least get to grips with my machine as I was desperate to add freeform embroidery to my felt … Continue reading

Freegle and Caroline

Today we became the proud owners of an aluminium greenhouse courtesy of the lovely Caroline from Warcop and the brilliant Freegle Community………….   Most of you probably know all about Freegle or it’s universal cousin Freecycle – a brilliant conception where those kind people who have something they no longer need advertise it on their … Continue reading

Felting with friends

Sunday afternoon we went to visit my artist friend Sarah Manders and her partner David who live near Hallbankgate just outside Brampton. Their house, set up a track backed by a wood has the most wonderful views of Tindale Fell. David who amongst other things, makes lovely green-wood spoons has just constructed a workshop for her which has … Continue reading

Why hedgewitchandstitch

I was rather a solitary little girl – happiest with my dogs, roaming round the countryside – which was perfectly ok to do in the Scottish Highlands – collecting ‘stuff’ and finding interesting plants to identify later at home. I loved the nooks and crannies of nature – the colours and unusual formations. No camera … Continue reading

Wool on the Wall

Went down to Greenhead yesterday to the Wool on the Wall Event which was really inspiring – plenty of information for those new to the wonders of wool with Thermafleece exhibits, weavers, spinners, peg-looms (I want one of these) and raw fleece for sale. Woolclip, Natural Born Dyers, Ellie Langley and Eden Gotland Sheep were … Continue reading