Sunday, 14 February 2016

A new direction for 2016

It's been a long time hasn't it? I became so busy with the business over the last few years that some things just got lost along the way. As well as the blog, I feel my creativity became a little side tracked too. Somewhere down the line I became a manufacturer and it's slowly dawned on me that I've stopped loving what I do. So, I'm having a big shake up.

Since Christmas I've spent a lot of time thinking. During that time I dug out a fairly unused tapestry loom from the garage loft (which holds all my old felting stuff as well as various looms) and began experimenting with fibre and yarn left over from my time as a wet felter. I now have the weaving bug. I've been working on tapestry weaving (because I can do it my lap whilst watching TV in the evenings) but I also have plans for my table top 4 shaft loom when I have the space in the studio.

It feels like I have come full circle as I specialised in weaving in the final year of my textile design degree (way back in the 90's). So, I have a renewed passion for textiles and my head is whirling with lots of exciting plans. It's going to be all change for 2016, and I can't wait. The plan is to share the journey on here as often as possible. So here's a few of things I've been creating so far....(they're a bit of a mish mash as I have just been using my stash to have a bit of play).

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Just to let you know I have two little giveaways over on Facebook. The first one is to win free tickets to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate and the second is for a mystery box of Fibrespace goodies worth over £35. Just follow the link and leave a comment on the relevant post to enter.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Harris Tweed Brooches

It's giveaway time again over on Facebook, only this time it's Tweed brooches for those of you who prefer ready made :-)
The mouse is one of my latest designs, and so far she's my favourite, I'm thinking of making a little bunny version too.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Giveaway over on Facebook

I'm having a little giveaway over on Facebook. All you have to do is comment on the giveaway post for your chance to win three brand new mini kits.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Play time

Friday is my play day where I allow myself a few hours to experiment with new ideas that I have floating around in my head. They don't always become finished products and often ideas get shelved for a few months before I pick them up again. This Friday I worked on some brooches made from felt and leather (I love the two materials together). What do you think? I made them with some scraps of leather from an off cuts bag but I've ordered some larger pieces of leather so I can keep playing.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Six things to make with felt flowers

I've recently started selling packs of felt flowers and wanted to share some simple crafty ideas for using them.
 Decorating Gift Boxes
 Textured Flower Brooch
 Hair Bobble
 Greeting Card
 Flat Flower Brooch
Decorated Tote Bag

At the moment there are 4 sets of felt flowers which are available on the Fibrespace website or from Not On The High Street.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Work in progress

I've been busy on the laptop ordering supplies for a new range of craft kits. I'm really excited about these ones, and can't wait to share them with you. Here's a little sneaky peek, but you're going to
have to wait for the launch for the full show and tell :-)