The Header on the website is a picture of Japanese Larch - Karamatsu Shibori
A beautiful piece of Mokumi Shibori.
Hand stitched and gathered tightly to resemble wood grain. The still gathered cloth is at the bottom. The opened out cloth shows the pattern.
How long did this take?!!! I wasn't counting. It measures 96mmx72mm. Lets just say it whiled away the winter evenings!
Sometimes when life goes a little haywire you just have to sit it out and be patient until all is well.
I did manage to get out and about with Keith as my chauffeur, which was rather nice!
Two lovely days at South Petherton, Somerset as a trader at The Quirky Quilters Exhibition. Lovely quilts on display which I admired when I could get away from my 'pop up shop'
We stayed at The Phelips Arms in Montecute before going on to our next destination. Mr. R really
On to Harberton, Devon to take a workshop, Indian Applique, with WCE Totness. A lovely group of ladies who produced wonderful samples. Looking forward to seeing them sometime! There we stayed over in The Tall House, which I would throughly recommend. The village was lovely, as was the pub serving wood smoked pizzas!
So back home, and the weather was gorgeous. My poor foot suffered, however, it did mean I had to sit on the balcony and get a sun tan!
It is looking to be a busy summer with workshops at my home, and if you are interested check out
my website, and then some group workshops as well - motto, have needle will travel.
We took some time out to visit Rajasthan, which was lovely. Unfortunately we had to return home a little earlier than expected due to a family emergency.
So a few photos taken in Udaipur.
a very old wall hanging in our bedroom a delightful window seat
painted panel on wood
So here we are still looking out at the rain and very soggy garden.
I am gearing up for a busy time taking workshops here and there.
First one tomorrow at Wareham is a Shoal of Fish
Just the one here, but there could be many..
A very watery subject for another rainy day!
I'll leave you with a bright and cheerful kantha piece to warm your hands on
I've been waiting for the conservatory to warm up a bit, ha, ha! So, I decamped to the kitchen and had a blast dyeing hanks of find cotton yarn. Oh, bliss to be working next to a radiator!