Friday, 27 April 2018

Do it with a friend

After the high jinx of a creative workshop 
in Brighouse, Yorkshire I’ve felt inspired  to carry on with my stitch work.  So when friend Jacqui asked if I was playing out I said yes let’s have a craft day.

With my basket at the ready, packed with all my 
stitch stuff and cake, off I went.

I’ve never been able to master the art of making fabric  Suffolk puffs/yo-yo’s but with the help of a neat little piece of kit from Clover crafts I’ve finally got the hang of it.

Here’s some ideas I found for using them to make jewellery.

This could become addictive and I’ll be adding them to jackets, cardigans, bags, skirts, wall hangings, cushions and oh yes the fabric journal I made with Viv Sliwka aka Hens Teeth textile Artist.

I’m meeting up with my friend Jacqui again on Monday and we are going to make a little coin purse using the Japanese boro stitch technique as inspired by friend and textile artist
Tina Gilmore 

Here’s another little project we’ve got lined up using an old tin, collage and stitch


  1. Stitch heaven! I've made suffolk puffs but never know what to do with them. The necklace is a nice idea. Love the boro stitching, too. xxx

  2. Wow, what very beautiful work Lynn! The wee circles are adorable and I love what you have done with them. Can't wait to see your tin project. xxxxxx

  3. I'd never heard of Suffolk puffs (but what do I know?), but I can see them becoming addictive. Like Vix's pompoms, they can be added to anything really. Love the old tin project, can't wait to see what you'll do with it! xxx