I've been working on creating a new surface to use as a background for some embroideries that are whizzing about in my tiny little noggin.

I am loving the fact I know where each and every piece of textile I used comes from.

Taking a pile of odd and disparate histories and re weaving them in to something new.

I have been doing a lot of work with my students about distressing fabrics and making them look worn. 

It was fun to be able to put some of this in to practice in the work room.

I spent a happy time with the cheese grater on this little lot.
Love Nora xx


  1. Looks very pretty
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. This looks like it's bursting with tales to tell, gorgeous! Can't wait to see it progress.

  3. I bet those fabrics have so many tales to tell. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  4. Lovely pictures of your textiles. Looks exciting

  5. The cheese grater sounds a vicious weapon to use on such delicate fabrics, but the result is a mass of wonderful texture - lovely.

  6. Ah ha...I have been wondering how best to distress a garment this week...now I have the solution!! thank you bloggy tutor...It looks beautiful already that surface of yours!
    bestest daisy j xx

  7. This is going to beautiful! Great fabrics.

  8. ooooooo in love with these!!! just found you via hettie brown!! sending love from my space xxx


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