I feel passionately about using the best available materials to create my handwoven cloth and sewn products. Want to find out more about what you’re buying? Read on.
Transferring an origami pattern onto silver requires a lot of hammering which I enjoy immensely.
Winter is coming (well, not really!) …….
Adding to my Tudor Velvet Collections with Blue Velvet (to be honest, it’s been waiting for me for a little while now).
Blue Velvet shares the Renaissance meets Contemporary style of the rest of the Velvet Collections but with the icy tones of bright turquoise Swiss Blue Topaz and mysterious dark turquoise London Blue Topaz for your Frozen Princess or imperious Ice Queen. The pieces feature rich etched textures and gold settings in addition to the sparkle of the Topaz.
The ombré pendant features London Blue and Swiss Blue Topaz in a variety of 9K settings. Ring, domed pendant and earrings are available in either Swiss Blue Topaz or London Blue Topaz so you can mix and match as you choose.
I have lots of different designs to choose from.
In the run up to Father’s Day I’m offering free personalisation on every card in my Father’s Day Card category!
All my cards are hand made by me. I use recycled card and buttons are hand sewn to the design to add that extra touch.
There’s not long left, so order soon…….
Click here to see my selection.
Do you struggle with what to buy Dad on Father’s Day? Here’s a round-up of practical and useful gifts for the Sentimental Dad, the Beer Loving Dad, the Foodie Dad, the Messy Dad, the Organised Dad, the Well-Groomed Dad, the Animal Loving Dad and the Special Interest Dad. Hopefully your Dad fits one of these categories and together we can find him the perfect gift.
Travel Journals are a really personal thing. Some people use them to just jot down things they need to remember when planning a trip or travelling. Some people Journal all their memories.
I had a little request from Cabin Crew member Annette a while back asking for a reusable swatchboard, and as I don’t like to disappoint my lovely ladies, I got straight on with the job in hand. Actually, that’s not strictly true, I had to think about this one for a while and test out a few ideas first but soon enough I had prototype one made!
So, what is a swatchboard? When you’re crocheting a large project, something with lots of different colours which are named with lavish descriptions like ‘Paris Nights’ or ‘Eastern Dreams,’ it not always easy to identify which colour ball of yarn that description matches without searching through your yarn bag each time you need to change colour. With a swatch board, you can tie samples on the sides of the board, and label all of the colours before you start. When the pattern tells you to change colour, you simply glance at your swatchboard to see which colour you need and quickly grab it from your bag (without too much rummaging!)
A swatchboard usually comes as a piece of paper or card that you throw away once the project is finished but with my NEW reusable swatchboard, you can just wipe off the chalk and use your swatchboard again for a your next project.
Annette has now got her reusable swatchboard safely tucked away with all her other crochet essentials! I made a few extra and added them to the shop.
This is the story of my weaving style and my recent Modern Mediterranean themed handwoven organic cotton cloth in particular.
The process behind the scenes of the bespoke handwoven fabric used to create Godrevy Textiles unique home decor, bags, boxes and gifts.
How Drifted into Design came to be so named and I also include some background to my training in art (and house moves!).
Some of the tools I use that cost very little … or nothing at all!