Solway Inspiration.

I’ve had a trip to the coast looking for inspiration. The light was just gorgeous, Scotland looks so close doesn’t it? I’m loving these colours, just perfect for paint and stitch.IMG_0277Charles Dickens wasn’t very complimentary when he wrote about Allonby, but it’s really beautiful in the sunshine.

I love the play of light on the wet ripples, shining like silver ribbons
IMG_0314The little cottages reminded me of a John Blockley painting in one of my much loved watercolour books.


I feel really inspired by these photo’s, and I have a plan to use some of the treasure that I picked up from the beach in some textile work soon.IMG_0340

I’m about to get my sketching stuff out and put some of my ideas down on paper. I can still hear the curlew’s call, so I must make a note of that before I forget.

I’m feeling very excited as I start another textile course with Dionne Swift on Monday, this time it’s machine embroidery, I have wanted to get to grips with free motion embroidery for a looong time.

Enjoy your Easter weekend whatever you are doing 🙂


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