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marion barnett
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Lives in Norfolk, UK
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Silk Purses...
famously cannot be made from sow's ears.  I showed you a painted photograph, this one, in fact; and wondered what it would be like if the white stitching was not so white... and here it is. I think it's an improvement... but only in photograph form.  (I not...
famously cannot be made from sow's ears.  I showed you a painted photograph, this one, in fact; and wondered what it would be like if the white stitching was not so white... and here it is. I think it's an improvement... ...
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Not Just A Picture Of A Cat...
honest, it isn't, though if Mollie could talk, she would be saying that it may be batting to me, but to her it's a remarkably soft and fluffy bed...sigh.  But, cute as she is, she isn't the reason for the image. That honour goes to the unfinished red piece ...
honest, it isn't, though if Mollie could talk, she would be saying that it may be batting to me, but to her it's a remarkably soft and fluffy bed...sigh.  But, cute as she is, she isn't the reason for the image. That honour g...
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An Unexpected Surprise.
I'm in the process of weeding out quilts and other work that I don't feel is truly successful, and using it for other purposes (of which more in later posts).  I decided to paint over a number of pieces, including one of my stitched photographs, which I had...
I'm in the process of weeding out quilts and other work that I don't feel is truly successful, and using it for other purposes (of which more in later posts).  I decided to paint over a number of pieces, including one of my s...
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Less Is More (part two)
Okay, where was I... So, I slept on it (not literally of course...).  And when I looked at it next day, I thought... no.  It's still out of balance. The problem was three fold.  Firstly, the remaining stitching was too intense.  Secondly, the painted transp...
Okay, where was I... So, I slept on it (not literally of course...).  And when I looked at it next day, I thought... no.  It's still out of balance. The problem was three fold.  Firstly, the remaining stitching was too i...
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Still Remembering...
my friend, the late Lynn Bunis, who left me some of her (pretty huge) stash when she died some years ago.  I still have quite a bit of her fabric, but I also have one or two of her hand carved stamps.  One in particular, a leaf shape, I've never used; the l...
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Colour Blind?
No, I'm not.  But I am easily led astray.  Looking at one of my friend Angela Huddart's posts on Facebook, I remembered that I wanted to continue the series of visual haiku I had called 'Meditation in Purple And Gold'.  This little series I talked about a l...
No, I'm not.  But I am easily led astray.  Looking at one of my friend Angela Huddart's posts on Facebook, I remembered that I wanted to continue the series of visual haiku I had called 'Meditation in Purple And Gold'.  This ...
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Playing...
...is the only way to learn.  Any child will tell you that, any parent.  Any artist, come to think of it.  Picasso said that it took him four years to learn to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to learn to paint like a child.  So, I spend a lot of time pla...
...is the only way to learn.  Any child will tell you that, any parent.  Any artist, come to think of it.  Picasso said that it took him four years to learn to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to learn to paint like a child...
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Sometimes...
things fall into place.  I write a daily haiku.  Well, okay, sometimes I don't, but then sometimes six arrive on one day...so it all balances out.  I was driving to see a friend this morning, and noticed a red poppy in the verge.  I thought that its petals,...
things fall into place.  I write a daily haiku.  Well, okay, sometimes I don't, but then sometimes six arrive on one day...so it all balances out.  I was driving to see a friend this morning, and noticed a red poppy in the ve...
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It Seemed Like...
a good idea at the time.  I make stuff, that people like, admire, enthuse about.  So I would sell it, and offer workshops, and go to quilt shows and teach classes, and write books.  That way, I could make some money to cover the cost of making the stuff tha...
a good idea at the time.  I make stuff, that people like, admire, enthuse about.  So I would sell it, and offer workshops, and go to quilt shows and teach classes, and write books.  That way, I could make some money to cover ...
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Less is More...
...or how this... became this... It's a long story. Several years ago, I mooched a cleaning rag from a friend of mine who is a painter in oils.  I liked the look of it, and thought that it wanted stitch; she thought I was barking, but humoured me after a bi...
...or how this... became this... It's a long story. Several years ago, I mooched a cleaning rag from a friend of mine who is a painter in oils.  I liked the look of it, and thought that it wanted stitch; she th...
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A Haiku Of A Different Colour...
I said that I'd picked two lots of fabric last time... here is the second selection. I've written a few kitty haiku in my time... but this will be the first time I've featured cats in a haiku quilt.  I have made cat quilts before... as well as the cat hater...
I said that I'd picked two lots of fabric last time... here is the second selection. I've written a few kitty haiku in my time... but this will be the first time I've featured cats in a haiku quilt.  I have made cat quilts ...
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Flamin' 'Eck...
it's June...  already. I thought it was more than time for me to give the studio a Good Going Over.  Now, I'd like to say that this was a 'before' image, but it's actually a 'during'; I haven't got as far as 'After'.  A combination of sloth, heat and the fe...
it's June...  already. I thought it was more than time for me to give the studio a Good Going Over.  Now, I'd like to say that this was a 'before' image, but it's actually a 'during'; I haven't got as far as 'After'.  A combi...
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I make mess, magic and mayhem...sometimes all at the same time, and not necessarily in that order!
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  • Self Employed Artist/Writer
    2011
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Artmixter... mixing textiles, photography, paint and text...
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A Scottish artist and writer living and working in a tiny village in West Norfolk, UK, with my husband and four cats.  I work mostly in textiles, and my focus at the moment is stitched photographs on canvas, Lutradur and Evolon.  I write about working with spunbonded fabrics, and about creativity.
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I have written three books; Lovely Lutradur, with Dijanne Cevaal; Exquisite Evolon and Finding Your Creative Focus.
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