It all came to this – part 2

It all came to this; we packed our treasures and possessions.  Berlin 1936


A follow on piece of work from the old silk dress given to me by a friend.  This will be part of an exhibition by Anne Kelly Moving Memories to be shown at The Knitting & Stitch Show Spring 2018.

The story behind it is that in 1936 a Jewish family fled from Berlin to England because of the Nazi persecutions. They packed their treasures and possessions. The dress is disintegrating and whenever I touch the fabric a little more falls apart.

I made the original  art work for an exhibition and  I had wanted to give it to my friend but was fearful she may not have liked what I’d done with the dress. I was so pleased when she asked if she could purchase it; I gifted it to her.


Two new pieces

Nothing like an immediate deadline to get me in action. These two pieces have been submitted for ‘When I was a Kid’ exhibition at a local arts centre.


Grandma and Grandpa

Words from my Father

Words from my Father



Made by Hand 2015

My first craft fair Made By Hand at the City Hall Cardiff.


P1010004 P1010005 I met many people – it was lovely to chat about my work, how and why I make the pieces. However no one could identify the tool on the far right. I had several suggestions but none that rang true. the search continues!


Made in Roath 2015

After a slow start on Saturday morning the rest of the weekend flew by. We had many visitors, sometimes the room was too crowded. One hic-cup, I forgot to put envelopes in the greetings cards….P1000974 - Copy
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It never happened

In spite of toying with several ideas over the last couple of weeks no new work.


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I’ve decided to revisit  the theme of family history. On one hand I’m wondering if I should challenge myself more and stick with my original idea of working from nature or should I return to what I enjoy. I don’t wish to become stuck so I’m looking on this abandonment as an opportunity to refine my skills of the domestic stitch.


Preparation – Made in Roath 2015

Open House again this year and I want to make a new body of work – away from concepts and work directly from nature.1 2 3 4

My spoils from a walk in the park. At this point I have no idea how I’m going to use the collection……….