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About eganj1

Obsession making arts crafts, and all things creative

New eco printed silk scarves

As part of my plan to work with the seasons I have been eco printing silk scarves in plenty time to stock my shop for Christmas. I normally steam all my scarves but I’ve bought a huge aluminium pot for … Continue reading

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Working with the seasons – trying to keep up

A lot of the work that I enjoy doing involves working with the seasons, using the leaves and foliage available at certain times of the year. Last year I only got a couple of hosta pots made before the leaves … Continue reading

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Making a boiled wool hat from leftover fabric

I made a hat with the leftover fabric from my boiled wool jacket. I chose a plate that was about the size I wanted the crown and cut out a circle. Then I measured a length of fabric that went … Continue reading

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Art Elements July Theme Challenge – Flowers.

I have missed not participating in the Art Elements challenges lately but life seems so busy these days. The theme this month is flowers. Whilst sitting in the garden watching the bees on the lavender bushes I had an idea … Continue reading

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Making A Boiled Wool Jacket In A Day!

I have a bit of a thing for boiled wool, but don’t tell anyone 😊 I had a search on the internet for boiled wool jacket patterns and I was pleased to discover Tessuti Berlin jacket pattern, which you can … Continue reading

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Series Of Nine Painting Challenge

I discovered Wendy Solganik aka @willawatercolours over on Istagram having listened to a podcast interview with Laura Horn Art. I decided to take up Willawatercolors Instagram art challange and make a series of nine paintings. So where to begin? I … Continue reading

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Cup And Ring Marks In Northumberland

If you have visited Northumberland you will know it has some amazing beaches, rolling countryside, moors, hills, and lots of castles, more on those later. If you delve deeper into the history of Northumberland there are Iron Age hill forts, … Continue reading

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Loosening up my watercolour style.

For a long time now I have wanted to ‘simplify’ my watercolour painting style, breaking away from the traditional methods I learnt so long ago, and maybe even venture into mixed media work. When I saw Lesley Watt’s post on … Continue reading

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My Upcycled Ecoprinted Top

My friend came over for a few days, we usually do something crafty, this time I decided to make a top where I’d eco printed the fabric myself. This has been on my to do list for a while so … Continue reading

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Sketchbook fail, but still finding inspiration from Luing

While I was away I had such intentions of taking my sketching things out on my walks and filling up the pages as fast as I could. OK I come clean, that didn’t happen very often. I felt I just … Continue reading

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