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Fabric has always been my passion my fabric addiction is in overdrive. This year I have enjoyed creating lots of fun items from vintage and top flight designer fabrics. Having taken part in the Art Trail from the inception this year I have given my creativity full reign and created an array of items from simple Japanese styled aprons, patchwork totes and knitting needle cases to glorious cushions with lots of fun and unique textile pieces in between.
When I moved down from Scotland I discovered rag rugs never having seen them before (sheltered life!) I took a local course and learned to make proddy rugs. I will be offering anyone who is interested the chance to make a small item using this technique and I hope it will inspire others to enjoy this age old craft. All materials are provided free of charge and tuition provided although a small donation to Morecambe foodbank would be nice. My own proddy rug heart cushions will be available to buy or simply admire. Warning your friends woollen jumpers might never be safe again.
Since my fabrics are always in small amounts the items I make are mostly one off’s never able to be repeated, I’ve enjoyed making them and always with the pleasure of the final owner in mind. I love rich colours, designs and silks and this is reflected in my choice of fabrics. I have never ever bought a fabric for sales appeal, it has to have Shelagh appeal or it stays put.
As the world struggles to adapt to the challenge of climate crisis I do my little bit by reusing textiles and upcycling fabrics that other wise might end up in landfill, finding cushion pads made from the 19million plastic bottles recycled in the UK daily.
We hope to welcome you to the Methodist Chapel where there will be cold soft drinks available for a donation to the Morecambe foodbank as there were last year, might even be a nibble or two! Last year it raised almost £40. I hope to see you there, Shelagh.