Thursday, 2 June 2011


So, I have a new printing press which I had been waiting really impatiently for, and what happens?  I get distracted by a bag of woolly bits!

I find weaving on a small scale like this to be really calming and therapeutic, and, after all, things have been rather hectic round here lately!  I think this piece might make quite a nice little brooch when it's finished, with the addition of a button perhaps, and maybe some beads along one edge... what do you think?


I haven't neglected the printing completely - I made up these 3 little test plates, here all ready for their shellac coating.

And I decided I wasn't all that keen on the composition of the plates I made the other day, so I cut one of them in half

and chopped the top and bottom off the other one.

Maybe a little drastic, I shall let you know how they turn out!


  1. The weaving is lovely! Would make a fantastic brooch.

  2. Its nice to get distracted sometimes - only it happens to me all the time.

  3. All looks very good to me.

    Lynda x

  4. I like the bottom plate, and nodded knowledgeably about the shellac (I haven't got a single clue what it is...) - and as for the weaving, did I tell you I've splashed out on a new flower loom? I've got flowers all over the house now!

  5. Lovely piece of weaving, like the printing stuff too look forward to see more of it.

  6. Ah, I love getting distracted too! And it can feed-back nicely into what you're 'meant' to be doing ;-) Lovely work :-)


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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