Frida Kahlo, with cacti. Photo: Nickolas Muray Photo Archives/Frida in Front of the Cactus Fence, San Angel, 1938 This week we are taking a look into the life of a very well known artist. It was September 2018 when I became inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life and work after visiting the Making Her Self Up exhibition … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – Frida Kahlo
I have taken inspiration from Irem's pieces that decorate clothing and made a badge. I also have to confess that I bought her book 'Tiny Stitches' and it is very good. Lots of inspirational patterns to trace, but better still, at the back of the book is an envelope full of iron on transfer patterns! … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration, Irem Yazici Inspired Project.
Irem Yazici is an embroider. She went to Anadoulo University in her homeland of Turkey to study public relations and advertising, but she soon realised that the course she had chosen was not for her. She took some time to re evaluate.To pass some of the extra time she then had, she bought herself some … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations Part 3; Irem Yazici
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed reading about Kelly Puissegur in last week’s blog post. Her art is certainly quirky and you are probably wondering how it will translate into stitch. Well, one of the things that I found most inspiring about Puissegur’s work was her design process, using collage to explore and develop her … Continue reading New Year, New Inspirations-The Kelly Puissegur Project
The second artist in our New Year, New Inspiration series is Kelly Puissegur. I first encountered Kelly Puissegur whilst reading ‘The Big Important Art Book Now with Women’ by Danielle Krysa. The book is bursting with inspirational female artists exploring and sharing their artistic voices from all over the world (it's definitely a book I would recommend for … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration- Kelly Puissegur
I showed you an empty Advent Tree when I posted an introduction to this year's Twelve Days of Christmas and here it is on Christmas Eve. Fabulous @hilarynott. what a lucky grandson. Happy Christmas!
Christmas Eve - hopefully the decorations are up, your stockings are out for Father Christmas and you've completed your Christmas craft projects. All that is left is for us to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - when we'll be back with more ideas and inspiration for Youngish Quilters. Merry … Continue reading 12th Day of Christmas – Merry Christmas
Nothing says Christmas more than a gingerbread biscuit! I make these biscuits every year and they never fail to please. This year a have given them a sewing twist and made them into buttons. To make these delightful biscuits, you will need: 125g softened butter 125g soft brown sugar 250g plain flour 1tsp baking powder … Continue reading 11TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: BUTTON BISCUITS
Here’s a fun project from Shabby Fabrics. It makes a beautiful ornament and it’s a good chance to get to grips with a cathedral window block! https://youtu.be/nekeaggGZzw Be warned, they are quite addictive!
Today I'd like to show you some of the Christmassy sewn decorations I've received over the past few years. I always look forward to getting these out each year and they remind me of my creative and generous friends who have made them 🙂 Nothing quite beats receiving a fabulously festive sewn or quilted item … Continue reading 8th Day of Christmas: Snow and tell