fabulous friday follies – 3

Has it really been a week already since I shared my last findings with you? Surely it’s not possible that time flies by this quickly.

I have three wonderful introductions this week, here goes:

Jackie Leaves


Jackie Cardy Textiles

Jackie has always had a passion for sewing and in 1997 gained her City & Guilds at Gawthorpe Hall, receiving a Highly Commended medal for excellence.

Since then she has been embroidering and exhibiting in a variety of places. About four years ago after being part of a start up felt group her work has become predominantly felt, but as an embroiderer she uses it as a painterly surface for stitch, using machine and hand threads to create textural pieces.

For her brooches she uses hand dyed silk velvet. You can find Jackie’s work online here or in craft galleries throughout the UK.

Lisa Cowl


Northbound Knitting – Lisa Mutch

The appeal of Northbound Knitting lies in the allure of texture in designs and unique hand dyes for luxurious fiber and yarn.

Lisa has an eye for design that is striking in its simplicity and appeals to knitters who enjoy working textured stitches that intrigue and sooth in equal measure. Wether it is a sharp contrasting line, a varying texture or a subtle asymmetry, the simplicity of each item is deceptive.

With her developed understanding of the pleasures of garter stitch fabric or the enticing way two colours can work together, Lisa is also able to apply her attention to detail in dyeing. Her palette is perfect for sharp contrasts and layered colours, which time and time again you will feel yourself getting completely immersed in. You can find Lisa and her wonderful designs and yarns here.

Claudia Hoop 2


Mi Bazaar Latino – Claudia Anaya

Mi Bazaar Latino is a collection of jewellery and accessories designed by Claudia Anaya selling online and at craft shows throughout California since 2007. Inspired by the past, infused with a vintage vibe using repurposed jewellery, vintage baubles and findings, and incorporating her love of doilies and linens, Claudia’s eclectic style is ever present.

Claudia was inspired and encouraged from an early age by her loving grandma’s. One, who at a young age was the neighbourhood seamstress without ever knowing how to sew, the other being an avid crochet master, not even knowing how to read, creating from her own imagination.

Why not have something commissioned especially for you, find Mi Bazaar Latino here.

There you go, something special for you to have a browse through and be inspired by.

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy!