Category Archives: Scarves

‘A Nation of Shopkeepers’ for the 21st Century

How time flies – I have had an online boutique for over five years and this 21st-century way of shopping has become routine. And, in the last decade everybody, but everybody I know uses online shopping for some aspects of … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens, Suffolk VI – An unexpected offshoot!

Sometimes I stick quite closely to my source inspiration as with the first two of my recent Edlyn series of silk scarves. Picking a panel and details from one of the panels of the St Edmund’s rood screen and working … Continue reading

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This weekend at Blackthorpe Barn

I shall be joining a host of other crafters selling their work at Blackthorpe Barn on the weekend of the 24th & 25th November 2018. My most recent pieces inspired by the medieval art adorning St Edmund’s Parish Church, Southwold will be … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk V – Working from ‘David with harp’

Here is another of my Edlyn series. Working with the same design, but this time choosing colours from another panel. I rather liked the melancholy of the ‘David with harp’ panel and I thought the blues, the very pale grey, and … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk IV – finishing the first Edlyn

When I last posted about my Edlyn series I had just begun painting the first Edlyn scarf. With continual reference to my photograph of the Isaiah panel of the rood screen, I began selecting my colour combinations and mixing up … Continue reading

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One month to go – Blackthorpe Barn

Even though some of the High Street shops and supermarkets have had a sprinkling of their Christmas stock on the shelves for a wee while it’s not feeling wintry quite yet. And, as I put back the hour on our … Continue reading

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St Edmund’s, Southwold. Revisiting Rood Screens Suffolk III

Four years ago during the autumn of 2014 I blogged a sequence of posts relating how I was inspired by the Ranworth rood screen to create some silk scarves. Now is that time of year when I turn to looking … Continue reading

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An Experiment with the Microwave

Recently, I have been reading about the traditional Japanese skill of Shibori. You’ve probably seen examples around as it has become very popular. Shibori is a dyeing method that involves folding and binding plain, undyed cloth and then submerging the knotted … Continue reading

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Layering – Part III – Darker Backgrounds

In the third and final part of my series about painting layers on silk I have turned my attention to the challenges of starting with darker backgrounds. This is a design that I have painted in more than one colourway. … Continue reading

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Layering – Part II

In a recent post I uploaded photographs of the layering process. I used green dyes for the new top layer on a square silk twill scarf. Here, is another combination of colours on the same original coloured background, but this time on … Continue reading

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Layering – Part I

It is time for changing two or three older pieces of work that haven’t sold. I am happy to say that overpainting previously painted and steamed silk can give some very pleasing results. Here a (boring) pale cream, lilac and … Continue reading

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