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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.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

WOYWW - Question: What's on my workdesk? Answer: Me!

What's on my workdesk today you ask? Well, actually I am!

This week I needed some good photos to sent out with the press release about my forthcoming workshop. With a photographer for a Dad what else does a girl do but jump up on the workdesk and pose for a few pics!

Today I'm playing around with some new ideas. With Mother's day and World Book Day both round the corner I felt like making some book marks. Here's a quick peek at the trial run I'm part way through felting. When completed it will probably have a sheep or two on it and a little hand embroidery in the foreground...

That's all the needle-felting action from my desk today as I've spent most of the week editing the photos I've taken for my shop. I was permitted to use Dad's photography studio and given a bit of a tutorial so these look a bit more professional than most of my snaps!

Thanks for stopping by. If you're new here, you might like to know that I blog most Wednesday's as part of an international blog group called - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). Meet more WOYWW artists and crafters by clicking here.

Happy crafting!

Max x


  1. wow Max your work is gorgeous! if I lived nearer I would attend a workshop. I am sure the spaces will fill up quickly. Have a great week Soojay 30 xx

  2. I'm so glad I stopped by. I love your pieces. They are amazing. I feel like I should be able to smell the flowers they are so alive. super!!

    Diane (WOYWW 350 #43)

  3. What a lovely photo of you with your work - good luck with your workshop. I love the flower pics, they are both so beautiful, and I love your idea of making bookmarks for World Book Day.
    Hope you have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by my desk,
    Diana #21

  4. Your work is beautiful, and your photos are great too ha ha.
    Dawn #33

  5. That is a great photo of you on your desk. You might have started a trend here. Next week we might all have selfies on top of our desks, lol.
    It is perfect for press relaese. Well done you (and dad)
    I really appreciated seeing a photo of the needle in action. So that is how you do it!
    Your creations are really stunning!
    Thanks for your visit,
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week,

    1. Oh yes!!! WOYWW selfies... now that could get very creative! Thank you for your lovely comments about my work and I'm glad I could give you an idea how these dumflings come together x

  6. Great publicity shot - are those the Ribba frames I use? Thanks for popping by I wondered where you were earlier x Jackie 24

    1. Yes I use the Ribba box frame and sometimes the ordinary Ribba frames when the picture doesn't need glass. But now I've found some new ones which are slightly smaller than the Ribba and have a double mount and they're just the perfect size for my little dumflings. Thanks for stopping by x

  7. Good luck with all your work. The photographs look fabulous
    Lynn 15 x

  8. That photos are fab Max. Good luck with the workshops and sales of all your gorgeous pics.
    Annie x

  9. You make such beautiful things! I love the pictures of you - thanks for sharing. It certainly does come in handy that your dad is a photographer.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #42

  10. Hi Tilly, love the shots of your work, all really beautiful. Nice to see you too, and be able to put a face to the name. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #6 xxx

  11. Lovely pics of you, clever old Dad eh? And what a difference it makes taking photos in a properly lit space, your work looks even more awesome. Good luck with it all :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  12. Super photos. Your work is so lovely.Anne x #17

  13. Fabulous photos, we could all do with a photographer for a Dad... actually my dad was keen on it in his younger days, I think that's where I get my fondness for my camera from. Helen #1

  14. Beautiful photo and love the little framed felt. I can imagine your workshops will be a hit. Such a creative family.
    sandra de @25

  15. Now that explains some way at least to the reason you are so talented. A mum like Jo with her textile fingers and a dad with the knowledge of photography.
    Great pictures, both your dad's and yours an great makes from you. Hope you get lots of replies to your classes.
    Hugs, & Thanks for your visit to my blog - Neet 13 xx

  16. What a talented family I have! Your little boy is "sticking" balloons to the walls at the moment. x Get well soon.