Category Archives: Craft

Pressing flowers

  Its fun to see how many wild flowers you can find in your locality – I have reached 150 over the summer with one visit to the Suffolk coast and one to Wiltshire.  A good way of learning wild … Continue reading

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A day at a Letterpress workshop

I recently spent a day learning all about relief printing using a press – known as Letterpress.  This was the original and oldest form of printing and involves setting out your text letter by letter.  This you do upside down … Continue reading

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Last minute Christmas presents

Still wondering what to get that last aunt, sister or daughter?  Why not make her a necklace?  These shown below are made from egg boxes, wallpaper and magazines. The round beads are simply egg boxes torn up and soaked in … Continue reading

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How to make a driftwood lamp

Here is an excerpt from my book An Illustrated Country Year – nature uncovered month by month for August Half the fun of making a driftwood lamp is hunting for the driftwood itself. Some beaches have a dearth of wood … Continue reading

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Block printing flipagram

This is a first for me – something called a flipagram. Have a look and see the work of block printer Molly Mahon, all the material and paper is hand printed by her. To see more of her designs check … Continue reading

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Sea glass jewellery

I’ve got a bit carried away making earrings and pendants from bits of sea glass this week. A project for the book I’m working on about the seashore. Its delightfully easy, you just need some 20 gauge beading wire and … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) Christmas

Happy Christmas and apologies for late card which was due to the fact we’ve had no power for the last 3 days thanks to the storm – floods and trees down – first Christmas by candlelight! Here is a reduction … Continue reading

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