Not for sale on Folksy but a commissioned piece…does that count?
I used to make folding wooden screens until I moved onto a narrowboat and had to scale everything down a lot! Here’s one I made for my boat and kept on a shelf there for 10 years (the boat was called Blackbird) and now I live in a house, I have it to remind me of my very happy years afloat!
Maybe now I have plenty of space I should get back to making bigger screens again.
Carrie, that is so beautiful, I think you should go beck to making screens again, you don’t see many around, your work is stunning, I see no reason why they wouldn’t sell!
I agree with Sue - it’s gorgeous! Maybe fire screens as well, seeing as the fashion is to have an open fire in homes again.
Thank you! I like making screens but they take quite a long time to make - designing, cutting out the wood, sanding, adding hinges to the panels, prepping the wood, painting inside and out (that’s usually 4 or 5 paintings). I don’t think people would pay for that time to make it viable. But maybe I should explore the idea more. Thanks!
Actually, the little blackbird screen above was made after I’d made this firescreen as a friend’s wedding present!
I so liked the theme of pear-tree and birds I wanted to have it on my boat
this is fantastic
This is beautiful. It must have taken you ages.
Thank you - what kind encouragement!
Here’s something I made a few years ago (before my health went down hill) for a friends wedding party. I’d never made a wedding cake or sugar flowers before so this was new to me. She wanted heart shaped cakes which were fun to ice with fondant! It’s two tiers separated on a stand. You can’t see very clearly in the photos but as bride was musical and groom was a medical scientist I piped musical notes, DNA and heart monitor squiggles in clusters coming out from behind the flowers here and there. Pink was her favourite colour, orange was his so it was a very personalised cake.
Ooh! Bekki that is stunning. What a talent you have.
Thank you so much Lynn! That’s really kind of you to say
Stunning. They must have been SO happy with that cake!
Thank you! I hope they were happy with it. I’ve had lots of requests for wedding cakes since.
That’s such an interesting design. It would look great darker too, I’m digging the ‘night sky’ idea! I used to make jewellery too and always found it so satisfying to see the designs develop.
love your Textiles - gorgeous!
Here is a finished cot quilt which is now going to Project Linus Charity this weekend. It’s made from lots of fabrics from my scraps stash and made from two and a half inch squares
Wow, that’s beautiful Carrie