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I make a widde range of goblets, all coated for use with cool drinks, alchoholic or non. These vary from medieval influenced goblets (featured) to smaller more genteel ones and solid masculine beer chalices.
Tapestry Kit – Brighton Pavilion
I lived in Brighton for 15 years and never tired of seeing Brighton Royal Pavilion, the small details are what entranced me and still do. Look really closely and there are staircases leading nowhere, secret balconies and windows hiding lavish secrets. It is a great building on the inside and the out and out!
The kits contains:-
Printed Canvas 12 count – made by Zwiegart, Germany and Printed here in the UK
John James Needles – a family company from Redditch UK
Appletons Wools – from sheep born and bred in the UK, these wools were used by William Morris
Hand-stitched Moleskine leather slip case
Hand-stitched leather Moleskine slip case in cricket ball leather. Decorative hand-stitching replicates the 6 rows of stitching on a cricket ball.
A giant Dorset Button!
Earlier in 016 I set myself a new challenge to make a giant Dorset Button. So here it is. The button is worked in exactly the same way as a traditional Dorset Button with a modern design, like many Dorset Buttons I’ve made in the past – just on a much larger scale.
For the ring I used a 24 inch (61cm) hula hoop. After several months of careful planning, the decision on yarns I was going to use and how I was going to construct the button finally came into fruition.
I eventually decided on a mix of strips of a Designer Guild fabric to cover the hoop. For the ‘spokes’ and centre I used Mulberry silk natural double knitting yarn. The rest of the button is filled with a mix of reclaimed sari silk and other fibres, vintage black ribbon and further strips of Designer Guild fabric. Buttons with shanks, both old and new, from my button box embellish the design and add further texture.
Window Restoration- All Hallows, Wellingborough, Northants
The restored window.
Damaged by vandalism the restoration involved matching and painting new glass to intermingle with the original pieces.
The panel was then re leaded and re installed.