Last year…

So many blog posts get partly written in my head, usually when I’m driving, when I have time to think about it but not actually do it……and then a month goes by, and another month…….

There’s always something else pressing, like ‘life and stuff’. I’ve been sucked into Facebook (a bit late to the party, resisting all the way, but now I’ve become quite an addict). And I think there’s also a loss of momentum with blogging, and wondering who is out there reading it. FB is so quick and immediate; just toss in a photo and a couple of sentences, and job’s a good’un. There’s an argument in my head between the appeal of the instant click and share, and the enjoyment of longer reflections and ramblings with time to explore thoughts and ideas. But if I always aim for longer reflections then this may be part of the reason why I don’t get round to doing it, so maybe I need to start again with shorter simpler posts. Anyway, to get started again I thought I’d just post some a few random photos of what I’ve been up to since my last post.

A lovely course with Hilary Beattie: print, dye, collage and stitch.

Playing with colour

Goldwork poppy, my entry for the Embroiderers Guild ‘Page 17’ Exhibition. Each entry is inspired by Page 17 of a chosen book – in my case W Keble-Martin’s ‘The Concise British Flora in Colour’

Some simple Christmas tree decorations. A bit naff maybe?

Goldwork: gold-foiled silk, couched ‘Jap’, edging machined with metallic thread on soluble fabric.

I can’t seem to leave goldwork alone…I always want to do ‘just one more’.

Oh OK, one more then…

From a course with Alexandra Waylett. A lovely day.

This is going back a bit now, but I think I posted it as work in progress but never put the finished thing on here.

Unexpected holes under the house are very distracting. We are surrounded by a sea of mud, while the path and terrace are being drilled/dug up. It’s amazing how much time and energy these things absorb.

Oh, and another distraction is that I’ve been working on a new website for Worthing Tuesday Embroiderers Guild. It’s had more attention than my own website, so do check it out here.

That’s all for now. It would be great to know who reads this. I know from Google Analytics that people do visit, but I’d love to know who you are so do leave a comment. ‘Toodle Pip’.



6 thoughts on “Last year…

    1. Jane Post author

      Hi Wendy
      Good to hear from you. So there are people out there! Thanks for liking my goldwork. It’s a bit addictive – there’s something about the glitter and bling that just draws me in. So what’s your textile addiction?

  1. Deborah

    Just to let you know someone is out here reading your blog. I always have a look to see what you’ve posted. I’m not on Facebook and enjoy the longer posts on blogs.
    Keep up with the wonderful work you do. I’m only a beginner in textiles and am fascinated to see other, more experienced people’s work.

    1. Jane Post author

      Hi Deborah
      Thanks for your reply and encouragement. So, you’re a beginner – how exciting, you have such a wonderful journey ahead of you. What kind of things do you enjoy?

      1. Deborah

        Thank you for replying.
        I enjoy hand embroidery (very free style), appliqué and quilting. I’ve tried exploring other techniques but come back to these favourites.


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