''''I love making things. All sorts of things.
This desire to create things continues to grow stronger. While I have been at home raising my children full time I have been making things for them, for our home. During this time I have taken the opportunity to develop my skills and ideas through personal practice. I have always embroidered and over the last couple of years my work has developed into small pieces using hand stitching. I use fragments of recycled cloth, pieced together and embroidered over with words and phases. Words and phrases that I want to absorb into my life. The phrases range from medieval love letters through to modern poetry and quotes. This hand stitching gives the words a tangible texture and leads to re-consideration of their meaning. The work reflects my love of historical textiles and by producing my work by hand I want to give it a quiet but strong presence that hopefully evokes treasured textiles and a sense of fragile history.
I am continuing a family tradition of embroidery and I am a passionate advocate of all things handmade.'''''
She is a very direct and practical person and i love this about her. you can see more of her work at www.joannateague.co.uk and she has a lovely blog http://thingshandmade.blogspot.com here's a few pictures of her work.
I've made a little bull finch bird this week, he's very handsome though proud but has a big heart
he has a lady friend who flew in from Oz (made by Annette Packett) she's a bit grumpy cos she can't quite get over jet lag.
and finally ......Mrs Heath Robinson has been attempting to make an Animated Greetings card. i love doin this kind of thing, i get quite absorbed. i don't think Nick Park needs to worry though!