Rusting fabric,papers and thread.

In keeping with the autum/fall colour theme here is some of the results.

My friend Myfanwy  and I used paper clips, screws leaves and bulldog clips as well as washers to create rust patterns. Fabrics we used were cotton velvet,brown paper, silk & loose weave fabric.

Autumn seedhead Lampshade.

I have been working on making this lampshade and recycled lampbase with a seedheads as it’s theme.

The base is an unusual liqueur bottle weighted with marbles!

The lampshade is painted and free machined stitched. The shade I have made from scratch. Great fun!

Helicopter seeds & Conkers!

Out collecting! Sketchbook painting and drawing tomorrow. Working outside helps creativity in my studio.I have found drawing with a stick dipped in ink and also mark making with a feather  produces a less contrived sketches and quickly too!