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Creative practices of a textile artist from Queensland, Australia. Now living in Somerset, England.
Tag Archives: antique skills
Hyponotising crochet hand movements
Speeding up my crochet technique I’ve been crocheting for about 12 years now. Until recently, I had a really ham – fisted technique. I would hold the hook in my fist like a toothbrush, which led to a split second … Continue reading
Making and bottling elderflower cordial
Elderflower cordial – (simple but messy) Elder is a tree that I have only learned to recognise recently, and it was fuelled by my determination to make and bottle some of the (drinkable) British Classics. First on this list was elderflower cordial. Elderflower … Continue reading
Posted in Homebrew, How-to, Preserves, Recipes, Somerset Tagged antique skills, bottling, cordial, DIY, elderflowers, Foraging, preserves, Somerset, summer, work in progress 2 Comments
Foraged fruit jelly (crab apple, elderberry, plum and blackberry)
How to make a pectin-rich jelly using glut summer fruit, picked locally. Continue reading
Posted in How-to, Preserves, Recipes, Somerset Tagged antique skills, blackberry, bottling, crab apple, DIY, elderberry, handmade, jellies and jams, preserves 3 Comments
Wearable art works in progress, Creative Tanks update.
Wearable art works, Creative Tanks meetings this week… …and I feel so alive! So, Creative Tanks will be in it’s third year for the 2013 Carnival of Flowers festival in Toowoomba. It will also be my third year in participating … Continue reading
Posted in Australia, Collaboration, Crochet & Knitting, Exhibitions, Queensland, Toowoomba, Works in progress, Workshops Tagged .made Creative Space, antique skills, Carnival Of Flowers, crafternoons, Creative Tanks, crochet, pinterest, promotional, Queensland, Ursula Glitch, workshop, youtube 3 Comments
Amigurumi and Fair Isle crochet – the latest ideas
Amigurumi and Fair Isle crocheting have been two crochet techniques I have enjoyed working on for about the last month. I made a 3-dimensional squid in a hat (with a moustache); It reminds me of Thomson and Thompson. Except there’s … Continue reading
Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?
Fur and leather. I was recently passed down some items of sentimental value. There’s some kind of strange stuff; teeth, tusks, furs, leather tooling equipment, scrimshaw equipment… shells… hammers… photos…. Already sounds like an amazing contemporary art piece, or like … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Experiments, How-to, Re-use, Research Tagged alterations, antique skills, experimentation, fur and leather, how-to, repair, textiles, tutorials, youtube Comments Off on Fur and leather sewing – where do I even start?
Vintage craft books
Vintage craft books are great. Although, it is really difficult to find a website that will pin down the definite age of a ‘vintage’ book. I have settled on this definition which says that over 25 years old [clothing] can … Continue reading
Posted in Crafternoons, Experiments, How-to, Inspiration, Research, Vintage Books Tagged antique skills, crafternoons, crochet, experimentation, textile design, vintage books, wearable arts 3 Comments