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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, 28 September 2016

Needle felted brooches & WOYWW

Hello dear reader, thanks for dropping by to read my regular update on my textile art work. I'm linking up with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday today - click here to meet more creative folk like me who join in weekly.

So, I've no desk to show you this morning, it's just my lap as I'm stitching 'on the go' today.

These are a collection of brooches based on a special order I made for a customer earlier this month to match her wedding outfit. Here's what they'll look like when they're finished.

So regular readers will note I've been a little tardy with my 'regular' updates. I've been busy with lots of demo days, working with new stockists and galleries, not to mention squeezing in a holiday and my little boy's 2nd birthday festivities!

Here's a bit of a catch up from the last few weeks to bring you up to date with my activities...

I ran four demo days at Acton Scott Working Farm in South Shropshire. I had a fabulous room and met lots of lovely people, including some very creative six year olds keen to try their hand at felting some sheep pictures...
I've been busy developing a range of sheepy pendants to match my brooch and picture collection...

I've had a few commissions to complete. A little picture for a new baby called Alfie and a set of three sheep-inspired pictures...

My little boy and his bestie, Isabelle, turned two this week so I made them both special cards...
Finally, we have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Parga, Greece. Here's a glimpse of the fun we had...

That's all for this week folks, thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting,

Max x


  1. You've been busy. Glad the farm worked out so well. Great pendants and 3 set frame. Looks like you had a good time on vacation too. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV #36

  2. Hi Tilly, loving all the sheepy stuff! Wow, hard to grasp that Ben is two now, I remember when he was born! Love Greece, it's beautiful and the people are lovely. Have great week, Hugs Shaz#8 xx

  3. Fab post Max - such a busy life and so many lovely bits and bobs created there too. xxx

  4. I always enjoy seeing your work and am amazed at the commissions you acquire. You work very hard at something you love. Kudos! Happy Belated Birthday Blessings to your little one. 2 is a fabulous age in their growing up. Creative Blessings! Kelly #39

  5. Thrilled that you are getting such interest in your gorgeous projects - I bet the six year olds love having a go! Great holiday pics too. Helen #2

  6. Glad you had a wonderful time - it certainly looks like it! Your creations are wonderful, so lovely to look at.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #41

  7. I do so love your work! From the precise embroidery on the name pics to the more abstract brooches, it's all gorgeous and I'm so pleased that it's taken off so well for you!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

  8. Gorgeous felting and beautiful photos too. Sounds like you've been pretty busy. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

  9. Your work is are quite stunning! Hope you had a relaxing vacation!
    Chris #27

  10. I can relate to being too busy to post regularly. Great work - I love the sheep.
    April #30

  11. Looks like you have had a wonderful time in Parma and those brochures are stunning. Always lovely to stop by and have a peek at your fab desk or in this case lap.
    sandra de @26