An abstract Sloe Berry

The soundtrack to today’s post shall be Salsa, since that has been the music in my head since Friday and Saturday saw Yorick, Tom and I shimmying down to the 2/4 beat at Salsa Lessons in Lismore Hall. Yiri Yiri Boom!  (go on..click that link!)

Today’s commission proposal pack has been inspired, in part, by my favourite Pinnie/apron, designed and made by my friend Teresa Green. The prospective client needs a dash of Damson colour on her furnishings and given that she lives on an island riddled with sloe berries (a smaller, nippier cousin of the Damson), it seemed appropriate to incorporate them somehow.

My Gin smock by Teresa Green

I wear this pinnie at the most unlikely and sometimes inappropriate times…I have once slept in it.  When it is on, its mammoth pockets and wrap around style make it hard to break away from, like a motherly hug.

Anyhow, I have been having fun with sloe berry samples and once again find myself more tickled with the back of my embroidery than the front.

Sloe on Calico
Sloe design on spots
Sloe on rough linen
Aways the back...always LOVE the back with its knots and chaos and mess!
One of a few proposal sheets.

Here’s hoping I get to run with this one!

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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

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