Making festival jewellery, wool sculptures and wearable art
Overwintering in the south of the UK, crocheting a lot, rugging a little. Staying on an overgrown farm doing the usual business of building no-dig gardening beds during dry spells, but the weather gives me a lot of time to work on creative pursuits.
Crocheting functional amigurumi, such as my new paperweight and hair-pin-cushion;
Soft furnishing winter project: rag rug
I have also been making soft furnishings from the usual mix of found fabrics and hessian; is the picture in the rug clearly visible? It is definitely clearer from the back, I think in future I will have to plan blockier designs to suit the medium. This is a work in progress photo; I still need to cut the fabric to make the shag and cut the red dag-ends off.
The design is hopefully clear now: it is fish! Two fish swirling together in a phosphorescent night sea.
Working on some jewellery pieces at the moment, have some wearable art plans for future summer festivals. Here is a teaser;
The tiny life I live lends to a tiny studio space.
Crocheted food, fungus and monsters on the horizon, basically.
The view from my new studio is pretty sweet, squirrels and finches etc.
My crocheting ideas this winter are a wild pendulum, swinging from the fantastical to the realistic.