Marianne Mohandes
Marianne Mohandes

Textiles and Tastings Blog

This is a copy of my blog which may be found at www.textilesandtastings.blogspot.co.uk.

08.05.2018
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We drafted out a design for  the area in front of the large barn windows as we did not want to look out on to cars and a stark brick wall. The builders set to work building a small pagoda. They paved underneath so that I could place a couple of chairs there. The area next to the small summerhouse needed sorting and with the help of the digger the area was transformed. The builders then made some raised beds out of sleepers. The areas around the paving were lined with sleepers to keep the soil from the gravel.  A gate way was left so we can nip next door quickly if need be. The new area in front of the summer house was paved. This was how it was originally and many years ago housed a pig pen. On the right hand side some of the drive was dug out for more raised beds. I bought a rusty reflection pool and started planting right away.
08.05.2018
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I bought some interesting fabric at the Knitting and Stitching show last October and decided I would try out  the coat pattern from "Make Me Something". I had to modify the pattern slightly as I did not have enough fabric and so it is shorter than the original, and more like a long jacket.  I could not decide which side of the fabric I liked best and so made the coat reversible. There are no buttons on the jacket, though it could be fastened with a pin or broach. When the jacket is worn open, the collar creates a waterfall look. I added pockets on both sides.
16.03.2018
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I decided to place some fairy shoes inside a jar instead of framing them. I laid them on some man made moss with sequins and small flowers. A different pair with coiled wire laces. I placed a butterfly made of card on top of the jars to finish them off.
12.03.2018
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Another version of the Make Me Something "Julia " top but this time made with sweatshirt fabric  and with the round neckline. I liked  the style so much that I made yet another one in a bright pink boucle knitted fabric.
20.12.2017
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The Hexagon quilt hanging in our Market Square Quilters Exhibition in April. It could do with a little more quilting around the edge. The quilt being basted ready to hand quilt. Detail of the centre section.
14.11.2017
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A pair of Fairy shoes made and sold at a recent exhibition. Unframed. Framed.
25.10.2017
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This is a new tunic top I have made from a great pattern by " Make Me Something" called the "Julia Top". The ant covered soft lined sweatshirt fabric was perfect for the design, though I had to widen the sleeves slightly to accommodate the thickness of the fabric. The shape is loose and boxy and this is the cowl neck version of the pattern.
15.10.2017
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I knitted this shawl at the end of last winter from a pattern called "Fortingall" by Louisa Harding. The wool used was Amitola Grande which was variegated and very soft to the touch. Detail of the bottom edge. The pattern was taken from Louisa Harding's book "Aberfeldy".
10.10.2017
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The Golden Dragonfly Lets Celebrate 11 Dancing Dragonflies Blue Dragonfly Lets celebrate 1 The Dragonfly Going to Seed in Style Jungle Daisy Dancing Seed heads Geraldine Priest Dancing  Dragonflies - Geraldine Priest Some more pieces from our exhibition which we are happy to say was a great success. Lets Celebrate 11 Geraldine Priest On the Way to a Celebration - Valerie Carter Small Elephant facing Left - Valerie Carter A Coat for my Elephant - Valerie Carter Its Time to Celebrate - Sonia Clifton Textured Turquoise "10" - Ann Beer (detail)
10.10.2017
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Some more pieces of work from our exhibition. I'm so excited - Sonia Clifton Power of Ten IV Power of Ten II Rachel Knight 10 3D bowls each with 10 petals - Rita Maton Celebrate 10 in Words Celebrate 10 in Numbers Sue Crook Joie de Vivre 1 - Rachel Knight Textured Turquoise '10' - Ann Beer Its Time to Celebrate - Sonia Clifton

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