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March 28, 2018

My aim was to keep it simple: using up left-over scraps of shirting cottons from previous projects and arranging the strips in to groups of darks and lights across the squares. The mix-match of pin-stripe and small check patterns look good here, with narrow strips stit...

February 8, 2018

How do you spark your creativity? Colour is always a good starting point for me.

I enjoy the challenge of working with all sorts of colour combinations: I use colour mood boards, I follow colour trends and predictions.

But in my personal colour-comfort-zone...

October 11, 2017

Autumn has a particular kind of inspiration. The days are cooler, the skies are overcast and the leaves are turning. There is nothing more beautiful than watching the leaves change colour from

green to yellow to orange. 

I loved making these wreaths from snippets of...

September 27, 2017

I recently found a beautiful vintage linen tray cloth while I was browsing in a local charity shop. It immediately caught my eye because of the unusual bright yellow linen and the lovely quality of the hand embroidered flowers and leaves. Considering it was probably ma...

August 30, 2017

The tools of my trade are simple. Here is a little snap-shot of the main ones I use in the making of my textiles.

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Isobel Loftus


Textile designer
Quilt maker
Teacher
Cheshire, UK

 

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