What kind of Stitcher are you?

If you are a Stitcher like me, inspiration is all around us.

Inspiration for a Stiticher

Hand embroidery and free-motion quilting are forms of stitching that I tend to revert back to time and again. In the case of free motion quilting, I try to make a stitch that works for me and one that comes naturally.
stitcher inspiration - ropes on the beach


In all the years I have taught Machine Quilting, I have noticed that one tends to be a ‘angular, zig-zag’ person, a ‘wiggly, irregular’ stitch person or a ‘spiral,wavy’ person – it all depends how your arms, shoulders and brain work together….. you are what you are. Continue reading “What kind of Stitcher are you?”

Rust, Rust and more Rust…..

Salty sea air and metal are a perfect combination to create the most stunning specimens of rust, especially if the surfaces are painted!


On a recent trip to Aldeburgh, I found lots of opportunities to photograph rust in it’s many forms. On a trip earlier in the day, I’d found some old irons in a vintage shop, but it was the weathered metal  on the beach that really sparked my imagination.

Rust on the beach

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