My studio has effectively turned in to a padded cell, piled to the brim with cushions of all shapes and sizes. If I did take the notion to self harm I would have some difficulty for the amount of feather down. Still, there’s always the scissors…

Not long now and they’ll be gone, Hurray!!

Greeny silk cushions and a throw, in progress.
Greeny silk cushions and a throw, in progress.
Fabric waiting patiently to be reformed!
Fabric waiting patiently to be reformed!

The silk cushions are now complete and this afternoon’s task was three more Mogwaii felt cushions and two lamps.

Apart from being my favourite read of all time, selvedge magazine is just perfect for weighting down the glued disk on the moth moon lamp before it is sewn.
Apart from being my favourite read of all time, selvedge magazine is just perfect for weighting down the glued disk on the moth moon lamp before it is sewn.
Fronts done, now they need zips and labels
Fronts done, now zips and labels

And today’s view… from the workshop deck

Kilcheran Isles through the trees
Kilcheran Isles through the trees
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

4 replies on “Padded cell!

  1. It looks so serene Sarah. Do you work alone in your studio or have help? I love a studio environment where you can feel inspired, whether you’re pottering or hurrying!

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