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Evolution of a favourite motif

It started as a design worked partly from an aquilegia and partly from a showy lily.¬†It is an easy motif that flows across the silk. And it has evolved and evolved into a very loose flowery shape I have used … Continue reading

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Stealing from the past – painting Silvia

Living in East Anglia there are many parish churches that still retain both medieval and Victorian church art.¬†Painted rood screens and colourful stained glass provide a wealth of inspiration for my silk scarf designs. I like to steal ideas for … Continue reading

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Spring sunlight, apple blossom and photographing my work

Fresh spring weather and I have been making the most of the late afternoon sunlight. Re-photographing a few scarves with different styling.And, almost capturing a smile!  

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Mother’s Day – 26 March 2017

  As we approach Mother’s Day (here in the UK) I have been lucky once again to be selected by UK Handmade to have a couple of my scarves featured in their Spring Showcase. As you may already know I … Continue reading

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Autumn UKHandmade Showcase feature

The English autumn has yet to turn chilly and most of my garden is still verdant with the heavy, dark green leaves of late summer, but autumn it is and the light is changing. Last week’s photoshoot certainly underscored this … Continue reading

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Birds for inspiration

Scrolling through a selection of recents photographs I noticed how often birds have been used as a source of creative inspiration. Using creatures symbolically is as old as human culture and even if a bird or animal representation is purely … Continue reading

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The Thistle – Spiky Yet Inspirational

Some plants and flowers inspire us to paint or photograph them because they colourful. They are either bold and dramatic or perhaps pale and delicate. However, other plants are more about shape and the thistle is most certainly one of … Continue reading

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