my thoughts on all sorts of creative things

Crochet squares

I just finished making 1000 crochet squares, which I started a year ago. The next step is to join them together – hopefully it won’t take another year!




Here are some pictures from a recent visit to Dublin, Ireland.


Royal Academy of Arts

I visited the Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition this week. It was so nice to see a variety of work from different artists. Here are some pictures from the exhibition.


Geffrye Museum

Pictures from a visit to the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton.


Bargello quilt

I am currently working on a quilt with a bargello design. This is what I’ve done so far.

These three jelabyiat (dresses) are from the United Arab Emiratis. It was made to measure. I like the embroidery on it. One has cords, another has cut work machine embroidery and another one just machine embroidery on the design.

Lace Museum in Calais

This museum in Calais is one of two lace museums in France. It is a former 19th century lace factory dedicated to the glory of Calais lace–making heritage. It was once Calais’s most sought after product worn by royalty and used as a symbol of wealth and statue.

The amazing collection includes:
15,000 sample books
10,000 lace pieces
10,000 fashion magazines
1000s of items of tooling and industrial equipment
9 looms – five still working and used for demonstrations

When I visited there was a special exhibition to Hubert D. Givenchy.