A new range… Busy bee collection and Cornish scenes.
During the winter months amongst lot’s of Cornish rain and dark grey skys my creative thoughts took me into the energy of spring and ideas of using happy cheerful colours in practical home furnishings. Refreshing greens, calming sage, cheerful yellows, warm oranges alongside neutral nutty tones of oatmeal.
From seeds of positive inspired thought my busy bee collection was created. A selection of tea cosys (the ones granny used to have), cafetiere pot warmers, place mats and little kitchen cushions for every farmhouse kitchen. The tea cosys and pot warmers are made from three layers of coloured merino wools, wadding and lined with chequered cotton.
Each piece is bespoke with a needle felted spring bee design on the front. Busy bee with honeypot, busy bee in cottage garden and meadow busy bee are a few of the designs I am working on now.
Another new range i’m working on, as I have grown up in Cornwall, are the Cornish tin mines and engine houses which haunt the landscape of Cornwall. These places hold a depth of story that by simply seeing them one has a connection to the history. My collection of new pictures are reflective of these buildings and the stories they envoke. Each picture is hand felted using four layers of different wools and framed with natural driftwood from the Cornish coastline.