Textile stories

Textile stories

As a textile artist who is always exploring new techniques and materials, I have become increasingly interest in stories of the history of textile and its components. Perhaps it is because of that growing interest that recently two articles on fabric restoration and...
It’s a new day!

It’s a new day!

Make a Fresh Start Every day offers a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. It is a welcoming thought especially is when today is not going too well. Sometimes on a difficult day, the temptation is to think “Tomorrow is a new day. I just have to get...
4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Minimize – Prioritize – Focus – Let Go Some time ago, I resolved to make a more focused effort to reduce the amount of stuff that I have accumulated.   One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to track progress, create...
6 Ways to restore creative energy

6 Ways to restore creative energy

During COVID-19 physical isolation, many people are feeling pressure to organize, learn, create- generally be more productive. The reality is that many of us find ourselves with more time on our hands while others are doing much more and facing more time pressures....
The case for imperfection

The case for imperfection

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.Henry van Dyke I have been accused of being a perfectionist.   It always makes me bristle.  “Ridiculous!”  I shout.  And, as...

The Plymouth Tapestry: Stitching 400 years

Many people are familiar with the Bayeux Tapestry, which tells the story of the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings through an embroidered cloth almost 230 M  Long. Learn more in this short film: The Bayeux Tapestry – Seven Ages of Britain from BBC...