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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, 6 April 2016

WOYWW - working on new designs

Hello dear reader!

Apologies for my absence last week, I was snowed under. More about that later. You're here to see my workdesk aren't you. Here you go then...

Among all the clobber on the desk you can see my nice pieces of wet felting from a few weeks ago and some linen with little needlefelted landscapes.

I've been slowly working my way through the pieces of wet felting to create new designs. I'm guilty of being a bit hooked on the same designs, so for the last fortnight I've been trying out a few new ideas. Still within my comfort zone of fields, gardens and hedgerows but a bit different. Whadda ya think?

Bluebells and daisies 

This said, I've also had to step up production of my existing sheepy and floral designs by popular demand. My work is now in four shops and galleries and three of these contacted me last week to say my work was going...going...gone and could they have some more?! Chuffed to bits, I started dumfing away and this was how I spent most of last week. Here's the collection I pulled together...

After all the hard work, Ben and I had a well-earned day off to see my friend and her lambs at the farm in mid Wales which was the original inspiration for my sheepy landscapes. We had a fab day!

That's all for this week, thanks for reading. I hope to stop by a few desks later. If you're visiting here for the first time, hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to meet lots of other lovely artists and crafters!

Happy crafting

Max x


  1. I'm new here so I sure am glad that I found your desk today. Such wonderful creations! Just beautiful ♥

  2. Truly Beaitiful creations , I am sure those shops will soon be asking from more work. Lovely photos of your day out. Happy WOYWW Soojay 23 xx

  3. Congratulations on having your work in so many galleries/shops. I can see why it's been accepted it's lovely
    Have a good week
    Lynn 7

  4. Ohhh I'm not surprised your work is in such demand, it's truly beautiful. I have fiddled with needle felting in the past but keep meaning to have a go properly. You have really inspired me with these works of art.
    Hugs Lisax #35

  5. Hi Tilly, how wonderful that your work is selling so well, but it is truly beautiful, so I'm not surprised. I think it's good that you stick to producing what you love, that will always show through in what you do. Although there can be something to be said for stepping outside your comfort zone, if it doesn't make you happy, then why bother? Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #9 xx

  6. Missed you last week. I love looking at all your fabulous flowers. You do such a lovely job.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #30

  7. Wow congrats on all the new shops/galleries that stock your work. It really is beautiful.

    Sharon K #42

  8. Love the fact that your work is being recognised, and I really love that you're trying other stuff too - the flowers are absolutely fab - go you!

  9. Many congrats on the success of your work! I'm not surprised, they're fab 💕 I like the new flowers, can see them going like hot cakes too!
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

  10. I love your latest collection too! AND those photos of farmer Ben are fab! x

  11. Congratulations on your success but there is no doubt about the level of lovely work you are producing. Obviously you have inherited talent from your mum and aunty.
    Lovely to see Ben too.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  12. Your work is gorgeous! Congrats to you and the lucky shops!!
    Happy Creative week to you!
    Kim #66

  13. Congratulations - your work is beautiful so I'm not surprised it's being snapped up! I love the new designs, just perfect for Spring. Thanks for stopping by earlier, sorry I'm late getting round. I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #18