My Mental Health Issues

Hello friends, I mentioned in an earlier post that I had a little meltdown over Covid-19, I’ve always suffered with anxiety but everything happening in the world made it so bad, much, much worse than its ever been.

So here’s me being brave and talking about how I feel…with some pretty pictures at the end.

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Apologies

Wow its 2021 when did that happen?!

So, I haven’t posted anything for an age…lots has been happening…what with life surrounding Covid-19 I kinda had a mini breakdown and couldn’t cope with the thought of going online, but I’m planning to rectify that and try to post two or three times a week. I want to completely overhaul how I blog and share more of my thoughts.

Thanks for sticking with me

K

The Dormouse

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Celebrating the 150th birthday of Alice, these quirky wall hangings make a great gift for the curious minded.

These Wall Mounted Animal Heads are handmade, using various felts and british standard padding. As the name suggests these Feltsidermy are created using mainly felt. Each head is filled with wadding and is backed onto a foam disc giving each head a nice backing board and will hang neatly onto the wall with a small loop on the back.

The Dormouse is complete with hand made artistic gold finish wire glasses.

All materials used are vegan friendly and kind to the environment, the felt itself is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Shop HERE

EXPERIMENTAL ADORNMENT

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After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette  I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.

Constructive Things

Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons

Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks

Loose Felt Woven Strips
Loose Felt Woven Strips

These are some constructed textile experiments I’ve played with, I’m quite happy with them and I’ve used a wide range of methods these are fun to make and if you haven’t tried felting before I highly recommend it.

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks

Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares

Sewn Loops
Sewn Loops

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film

Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting

"Dizzy" Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd  With Sewn Felting
“Dizzy” Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd With Sewn Felting

Interwoven Strips
Interwoven Strips

Making Impressions.

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Over the last week I’ve been playing with constructed textiles and thought I’d try laying brass buttons in a dish of latex (so much fun!) It took about 3 days to dry out and when I removed the buttons the latex had imprinted the pattern and taken the colouring from them. Now I can cut them up and use them as buttons.