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I've been playing around with a larger piece today (when having a tea break) that I started on Tuesday. This time I'm weaving a web on a handle which I found on the Thames foreshore last July. I'd like to think that it was once attached to a bubbling witch's cauldron but it's probably from a small cooking pot or pail. The thread is fairly thick & linen-like (which I'm guessing is maybe for carpet weaving?!) & came from a bag of reclaimed scraps. Should keep me busy for a few weeks..... What's occupying your lockdown? Happy weekend everyone 🕸xx . . . #thecuriositycupboard #collectprotectcurate #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #thecuriositycupboardlockdown #dorsetwheel #dorsetbutton #usingwhatisathand

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I've been playing around with a larger piece today (when having a tea break) that I started on Tuesday. This time I'm weaving a web on a handle which I found on the Thames foreshore last July. I'd like to think that it was once attached to a bubbling witch's cauldron but it's probably from a small cooking pot or pail. The thread is fairly thick & linen-like (which I'm guessing is maybe for carpet weaving?!) & came from a bag of reclaimed scraps. Should keep me busy for a few weeks..... What's occupying your lockdown? Happy weekend everyone 🕸xx . . . #thecuriositycupboard #collectprotectcurate #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #thecuriositycupboardlockdown #dorsetwheel #dorsetbutton #usingwhatisathand

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Probant coses diferents #dorsetwheel #dorsetbuttons

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I've gone & lost momentum with #marchmeetthemaker (it was bound to happen, I'm too easily distracted) I've been busy sorting out the mess that has engulfed the Cupboard & rewriting/re-prioritising my to do list. Top of the list (after Cupboard organising) is sorting out my clothes. There's a lot of mending, making and dyeing fun ahead of me but probably not much in the way of creatures for now. Anyway , as a catch up here's some photography (day 23, using my phone #nofilter ) of a Dorset wheel I'm working on whilst trying to top up my vitamin D levels. The only tools & equipment (day 22) needed is a needle. This is something that any of you can do with the most limited of supplies and it doesn't have to be complicated. Mine have evolved to this style but you can find plenty of inspiration on Pinterest of 'Dorset buttons' & if you need help getting started, you can always DM me too! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #thecuriositycupboard #collectprotectcurate #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #thecuriositycupboardlockdown #dorsetwheel #dorsetbutton #knittingneedle #usingwhatisathand

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I've gone & lost momentum with #marchmeetthemaker (it was bound to happen, I'm too easily distracted) I've been busy sorting out the mess that has engulfed the Cupboard & rewriting/re-prioritising my to do list. Top of the list (after Cupboard organising) is sorting out my clothes. There's a lot of mending, making and dyeing fun ahead of me but probably not much in the way of creatures for now. Anyway , as a catch up here's some photography (day 23, using my phone #nofilter ) of a Dorset wheel I'm working on whilst trying to top up my vitamin D levels. The only tools & equipment (day 22) needed is a needle. This is something that any of you can do with the most limited of supplies and it doesn't have to be complicated. Mine have evolved to this style but you can find plenty of inspiration on Pinterest of 'Dorset buttons' & if you need help getting started, you can always DM me too! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #thecuriositycupboard #collectprotectcurate #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #thecuriositycupboardlockdown #dorsetwheel #dorsetbutton #knittingneedle #usingwhatisathand

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Day 18 : #march meet the maker. Technique and skill... An interesting one being a hand stitcher I chose to pop a little embroidery sampler I did many moons ago. Hand embroidery as skillful as it truly is has been, over centuries, somewhat undervalued in the world of art and craft as women's work... Which has always saddened me when I look at historic textiles, and the see the meticulous and minute stitches made by skilled hands over hours of work. I love hand stitching I can connect with the material in hand as the repetition of each stitch is meditive and calming allowing me to connect with my thoughts. . . . Looking closer in my post there are a couple of other techniques I sometimes employ in my work. The use of wax with fabric, metal work and the Dorset wheel buttons and eco dyeing. . . . #marchmeetthemaker #marchmeetthemaker2020 #meetthemakerchallenge #meettheartist #handstitching #waxandfabric #dorsetwheel #handembroidery #handembroiderysampler #hands #handstitchskill #handskills #valuethehand #mixedmediaartist #fibreartist #embroidery #embroiderystitches #makersmaking #makersofinstagram #artistoninstagram

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Current project..... #marchmeetthemaker . I feel a bit discombobulated this weekend. I had planned to spend it finishing some creatures for the craft festival in Cheltenham next weekend. The fair has been postponed until August so I've decided to grab the opportunity & spend a few days doing some stuff for me. Today I'm going to finish a sample brooch/pin that I'm making for myself. . Details: reclaimed knitting needle, broken clay pipe piece from the Thames, steel wire, mercerised cotton and ruby bead. . Happy healthy weekend to you all! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #whatsontheworkbench #collectprotectcurate #mudlarking #riverthamesfinds #mudlarkingfinds #riverwyefinds #beachcombingfinds #urbanarchaeology #contemporaryarchaeology #intertidalarchaeology #forgottenthingfinder #wireworker #dorsetwheel

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Day 5: Close up... . . . This is a close up of one of my figurative assemblages that I made for my recent MA work--- The Object of Mourning. . When we experience separation, trauma or loss, it can feel very much like a hole. Our emotional attachment to what is no longer there can still be very strong. By continuing to mentally revisit loss and by physically stitching, repairing and making assemblages with holes I aimed to revisit and make peace with my own past traumas. . . . The close up is of a large Dorset wheel that almost fills the hole and covers the memories within. The doll is made from reclaimed, buried and stained fabrics wire and human hair. . #marchmeetthemaker #marchmeetthemaker2020 #creator #memoryandtrace #mourningart #dorsetwheel #assemblagedolls #assemblage #artdoll #artdolls #fibreart #mixedmediaartist #mixedmedia #textileandstitch #textile #finearttextiles #closeup #repair #objectofmourning #curiousobjects #mourningdoll #reclaimedtextiles #buriedtextile #stain #fragilefabric #stainedtextile

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One of the things I really enjoy is problem solving. I'm still playing with Dorset wheels, this time on a miscellaneous piece of metal found on the Thames foreshore, and trying new techniques to apply to different found materials. . . . #collectprotectcurate #dorsetbutton #dorsetwheel #foundobject #foundobjectart #mudlarking #licensedmudlark #thamesforeshorefinds #intertidalarchaeology #urbanarchaeology #thamesarchaeology

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Today's tools..... . I really enjoy making my versions of a Dorset button, it's therapeutic and gives me a chance to think and plan whilst still being productive! . . . #collectprotectcurate #dorsetbutton #dorsetwheel #remindsmeofspiderwebs & the undersides of #toadstools #mercerisedcotton #itsnotprocrastinating

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Today's tools..... . I really enjoy making my versions of a Dorset button, it's therapeutic and gives me a chance to think and plan whilst still being productive! . . . #collectprotectcurate #dorsetbutton #dorsetwheel #remindsmeofspiderwebs & the undersides of #toadstools #mercerisedcotton #itsnotprocrastinating

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#dorsetbuttons ~ who knew they existed ~ made from #linenthread ~ and if you wish to purchase a #hightop #button ~ only £25 ~ a card? ~ no ~ #perbutton ~ #rarebuttons

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