Tuesday, 8 October 2013


This piece is inpired by a very rainy day on the banks of the River Tyne with memories of taking the original pictures from under an umbrella which my husband was kind enough to hold.  I have had these photos for ages but never quite worked out what I would do with them.  I am very fond of them and eventually developed an idea.
The water was quite grey and the reflections 'Coaly'.  I have transformed them through extensive work and many layers of development.
The theme is that the reflections are ever changing at a rate of knots but the river goes on remorselessly until it reaches the sea Thus things change but remain the same (as in 'Plus Ca Change,Plus C'est la meme Chose'.  The quilting is designed to show a river swirling and changing.  Sorry about the colour of the photo as it was not as good as I would have liked.
I have over 200 more photos as the camera was on continuous shoot!  I'd like to explore the idea further as I have plenty of material to choose from - several lifetimes worth in fact.!

I have been asked to let you a little about myself.  Firstly, I would like to to thank you for having me in the gro
up.  I am sure that I shall benefit enormously as I like the format and making smaller pieces.  I hope that you enjoy looking at my work.
I have been steeped in textiles virtually all my life and I have been influenced by the textile skiulls if the north-east.  I have concentrated on Patchwork and Quilting (or as we should call it now - mixed media), after doing more or less evrything else.  It is the textile I like to do most now.
I belong to several textile groups including Contemporary Quilt, Thames Valley, Embroiderers' Guild and I try to exhibit as much as I can


  1. What an interesting piece.I love the colours.

  2. How lovely, as I was visiting Tyne and Wear earlier in the year I know where you are coming from! Well done it's a lovely piece and very well seen! The river Tyne is a truly wonderful stretch of water and I have loved it ever since my daughter was at Newcastle Poly in the early 80s

  3. Welcome to the group, Jenny. I do love the colours you have used. A really interesting piece.

  4. Wow, I could look at this for ages. I love the colours. Nice to have you join the group.

  5. Thanks for your kind words Irene. It was through you that I joined the group so thanks for that too. It has led me already to go to inspiration which I have had for ages but never quite worked out how to use it. Now I can't leave it alone.