Monthly Archives: September 2014

FREE workshop tomorrow at IKEA Gateshead

Fancy making a fab ZZZ applique pillowcase yourself? Then pop along to Ikea, Gateshead tomorrow between 11-5pm and I will be in the bedrooms department to show you how! And you don’t have to leave it there! To get a … Continue reading

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Jingle Jangle Bracelets

  Inspired by yesterdays creativity at the jewellery making workshop, I decided to make some bracelets ready for Open Studios at the Biscuit Factory in November. The bracelets are made from a mixture of recycled, broken jewellery and lovely new … Continue reading

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Jewellery making workshop using leather

  This afternoon I ran a workshop for a fantastic women’s community group in Gateshead, who I’ve worked with in the past. The brief from the women was that they would like to learn to create leather jewellery and accessories inspired by … Continue reading

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Work In Progress: Embroidered Lovebirds

Using my Aqua-Trickmaster water soluble pen, I drew out the design I’d decided upon, as I was getting a bit ‘twitchy’ and needed an immediate project to work on this weekend (not that I don’t have more important things that … Continue reading

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Washington New Town’s 50th Anniversary Banner made by Class 5T, George Washington Primary School

Washington’s 50th Anniversary Banner Photo (c) Ian McClelland The pupils and I were first inspired by the documents and plans published when Washington was being planned in the 1960’s. Together, we looked at the master-plan, with its colourful use of … Continue reading

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Ravenswood Primary School Banners 2010-13

Over four years I worked with Ravenswood Primary School, creating a series of banners with the children of Year 1 and 5. The banners were funded by the schools active and very supportive PTA. The banners were made to reflect the … Continue reading

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How to: Simply applique and ‘bling-up’ a cushion!

You will need: 1 plain cushion or pillow Assorted fabric Needle, thread and pins Scissors, ideally pinking shears Buttons, beads, sequins (I found these in Poundland!) Paper and pencil   Step 1: Draw out on paper a simple bold design … Continue reading

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How to: Customise your Doctor Martins

My lovely red patent leather Doctor Martins had finally begun to look a bit desperate, the patent was peeling away and no longer could nail varnish patch them up any longer. The actual boot itself was fine, just didn’t look … Continue reading

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