Assorted fabric and wire
16 x 46 x 60 cm
I made this hand puppet to help with literacy in a primary school, so the children could write about his travels, which as he was a fantastical creature, could be anywhere in the world, or beyond.
Quilted patchwork made from silk
49 x 49 cm
I love the patterns of labyrinths, particularly the medieval circular ones, and decided to make one using squares of silk to form the path.
This design is available as a greetings card from the Northumbria Community online shop:
I dyed the silk to get the deep brown and copper colours for the first labyrinth, and decided to tie-die some other pieces of silk at the same time. I used them to make the same pattern, but with the path a solid colour, and the surround like ripples in a puddle. I then added glass beads, small shells and chips of tigers eye to give variety to the path.