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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Finishing what I started....

...a little dumfling on a rainy day!

Hmmm... so won't be mowing the lawn in this weather!

What to do on a rubbish rainy day in my week off?
I know, I'll spend the day finishing off all the bits of needle-felting and free-machine embroidery that I've started during sewing sessions with mum but never completed (this is a bit of a bad habit of mine!).

I'll start with some needle-felted poppy pictures (aka dumflings) I created a few weeks ago. These were sort of a case of "anything you can do, I can...also do!" when I saw my mum's treasury of fabulous dumflings she sent to her WOYWW friends around the world.

Then I'll sort out the free-machine embroidered needle-felted seascapes that I half-finished and left in mum's craft room. Think they got some positive comments from mum's WOYWW friends so it's daft not to finish these off! I just mounted them on some blue card so I can leave the larger ones as individual dumflings and mount the slimmer ones as cards.

And not forgetting the collection of 'secret garden' dumflings to mount on cards. These miniatures have been quite a labour of love given that hand stitching is not my favourite activity (which possibly explains why they have sat half-finished for a while!).
 I like to think some of the little knotty stitches look like foxgloves or lupins.

Yep, still raining. Don't fancy being Jessie J doing her open-air concert in Shrewsbury quarry tonight! Bet she wishes she had some needle-felting to get on with right now! Right, now I've got to grips with my unfinished dumflings, I might start on some new projects!


  1. Just gorgeous :-)
    A x

  2. Oo Max those dumflings look amazing. The secret gardens are such tiny works of art! x Jo

  3. Hello - may I lay claim/purchase to the large seascape, please? If you email me at the.bromilows at btinternet.com, I can arrange a payment....!!! I should add that Jo pointed me over here...LOL