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Drawn to Make

It may have been damp and grey outside but it's been cookin' in my workshop in preparation for Drawn to Make!

This is our first festival of contemporary makers, showcasing weavers and knitters, potters and ceramicists, jewellers and glass artists, printer makers and of course textile artists, 45 in all! It is a beautifully curated event that is being held at Butcher's Hall in Tavistock on Friday and Saturday 29th & 30th October. Entry is free so do join us.

After the huge success of Open Studios (thank you to all of you who visited) and a break away in the Lakes I had to get a wriggle on with my making. The unique lace bowls I make take several stages to create as do my Christmas cards so it's been proper multi tasking at Marvellous HQ.

As we approach Armistice Day I chose to stitch another of my poppy bowls. It's quite different from the one that sold in the summer but then as I upcycle my thread offcuts each is always going to be very different. This picture shows the lace I create using a technique called free motion embroidery. At this stage it is flat and very 'unbowl-like'. I also made a tiny wild flower piece and the 3 images that have gone on to make my Christmas cards.

And don't forget my lace poppy brooches, I donate 10% of all sales to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. This year I have made purple ones too to remember animals that were victims of war. Buy here

I am hoping to collect my Christmas cards in the next couple of days from the local printers so they will be available for you later in the week. For those who are not local I will be uploading them to the website and will happily post them to you.

Enjoy your weekend,



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