Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Finally finished my sunflowers. Had problems putting it down once I had started as really enjoyed making it. The first step was to make 2 pieces of silk paper, one in green and one in blue. This was done using silk fibers and a textile medium then it was left to dry. I started couching various threads onto the green paper and added some scrim.

I made petals from silk and attached these using Bondaweb before sewing on with free machining. Then the task was to add loads of French knots to the centres which took hours.

I made some leaves from organza and some pebbles which I attached and added more knots, couched threads and beads and it was finished. Laced the back and just need to add a backing now. Looks better in real life as the colours don't look great in the picture taken in artificial light.

Earlier this month I went to Holmfirth WI as a guest and will be joining next month when they are doing self defense. There were lots of ladies there and it seems a lively group. We were asked to bring something for the Christmas raffle so I decided to make one of my little boxes. Hope the lady that wins it likes it. 


  1. Beautiful as usual! I am sure that lady will love that box! (Have you actually moved up there yet?). We move to Scotland in two weeks. xCathy

  2. Yes, moved here a couple of months ago. Whereabouts are you going? Better buy your thermals but saying that really mild here at the moment.