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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, 18 May 2016

WOYWW - Felting video star

Hello dear reader! Welcome to my weekly blog, a whistle-stop tour of my workdesk and my week's work.

So here's my workdesk this morning...

Ok, so it's actually the sofa today. I've got a stall at a local fair tomorrow so I'm frantically finishing off a few last bits and bobs. The workdesk is covered in boxes and bags to take with me.Today I'll be working on mounting these daisies which incorporate all my favourite processes - wet felting, needle felting, machine embroidery and hand embroidery.

On that note - this week I completed a project I've been planning for a while. I often get asked about the various processes that go into my work so I decided to take a series of photos while I produced a piece. Click here to see how I take a pile of wool, fibres, silk and thread and turn it into this...

When I wasn't preparing for the fair I was card making. A friend of mine is expecting twins so I made a quick little card for her baby shower at the weekend...

Meanwhile, my not-so-little baby has been busy this week too, supervising his Grandad in the building of a garden step.

Right, that's me for this week, thanks for stopping by! You can read about the work of many other artists and craftspeople by visiting WOYWW (What's on your Workdesk Wednesday) this week hosted by the lovely Lunch Lady Jan!

Happy crafting,

Max x


  1. Morning Maxine. Trust all goes well at the fair!! Good to see the little man in supervisory mode... I'm sure Grandad appreciated all the help...
    Your pictures are great. I'm sure you got them all finished in time.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  2. Nice to see the little being on site foreman. Lol

  3. Hope you do well at the Craft Fayre - you deserve to - your work is beautiful. Love the photo of your 'not so little man' helping out his grandad :-)Anne x #24

  4. Hope the sale goes well tomorrow max. Love the flip show of pics and it's good to see Grandad has a little helper in the garden. :-)
    Annie x

  5. Lol, I do love that photo of the little Supervisor, 😃😃😃 Good luck with the sale tomorrow, hope you sell loads, your stuff is so fantastic. The link was interesting to read too, thanks for that 💖
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  6. Hi Tilly, I shall be back in a while to see your process, I love your pictures so much. Hasn't Ben grown up? He looks such a grown up little boy now.Good luck with the fair, I know it will all fly off your stall! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

  7. Good luck at the fair. You have such wonderful works that I'm sure you'll do great. Thanks for sharing that video. It was fun watching you work and the finished project is stunning.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #45

  8. good luck with the fair - seeing your beautiful work I am sure you will be a roaring success. Thanks for dropping by already. Helen #1

  9. I really like your fibre work and the babyshower card is lovely!

    Have a fun WOYWW!
    Sussie, nr 17

  10. Oh I do love your work, the process was really interesting to watch too. I think the daisies and bluebell piece has to be one of my favourites of yours. I love the card too - so sweet for a baby shower. I hope you sell loads at your fair tomorrow,
    Diana #26

  11. Gorgeous projects, love them. Hope you have a great woyww and a happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

  12. Your work is awe-inspring and your not-so-little baby is sweet! It's so nice to see someone so wonderfully active! Thanks for the visit and lovely comment - Scrapbook Lynne WOYWW #13

  13. What an amazingly beautiful piece of felting. I hope your stall did really well. And I love the kite card. Have a great week, Chrysalis 58 xx

  14. I love your felting!! The card for your friend is very cute! I bet they'd sell at a craft fair also. Speaking of which, I hope you were a success (since I'm visiting so late).

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Hugs, Kay (4)

  15. I left a comment on Wednesday and it's disappeared! Glad the craft fair was a great success!!

  16. Love your video on felting :) late popping around from last week
    hugs Nikki