Entries by Ann Rippin

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Boro blocks

Making stuff is great, and making samples just try out a technique is also satisfying, but there is often the question of what to do with them afterwards.  I was walking past a house in my neighbourhood which had a pile of oddments of bits of pine from some home improvement job.  They were left […]

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Inspired by boro

This is not the best picture in the world, but it gives an idea of my latest boro-inspired experiment. I used a convenient pomeranian dog to prop it up against for the photograph and I don’t think it really worked. This piece, which is about the size of an A4 piece of paper, is made […]

Five Valley Quilters’ Exhibition, Nailsea

Well, it was a damp, warm, dizzly day here today as the Medieval Historian and I made our way to Nailsworth in Gloucestershire to have a look at the the Five Valley Quilters’ exhibition.  We went through some lovely English countryside of the type you would want for one of those Victorian costume specials about […]

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Yellow Ribbons 2

If you had a look at this blog a couple of weeks ago, you would have seen Yellow Ribbons 1.  That version of the design was stitched entirely by hand.  This one is stitched entirely by machine.  The point of these two small pieces, to recap, is to use up the tiny strips of fabric […]

Drum roll please – our first workshop

  Well, I have finally pressed the go live button on Pomegranate Studio’s very first day school.  This is on Maying: wreaths, garlands and Green Men. Here’s the blurb: Information about the workshop Around Christmas there are any number of lovely workshops on creating wreaths to decorate the festive home.  It forms part of our […]