The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Saturday, 16 March 2013

A book making workshop in exeter

A few weeks ago I did a book making workshop with a group of embroiderers in Exeter. Many of them brought their own beautifully embroidered fabrics to cover their books with. It's always such a joy to see all those little books emerging. 
My photos aren't brilliant as I'm mostly focused on teaching, but they give you an idea of the wonderful variety of little books produced. Several people put buttons and beads on their books. You should be able to click on the images to see larger versions.

I've also just finished a series of three evening workshops in Exeter  which went very well, photos to come, and people are wanting more, so I'd better get organised!


  1. These are really pretty book covers. :-)

    1. Thanks Hwee, they are lovely aren't they

  2. All down to your inspirational teaching x

  3. Well done Nina, looks like it was a very successful workshop.The books look gorgeous. And I have some of that very fabric! The batik-like turquoise in the first picture......I have so much batik fabric I really should use some of it up. Or sell it. Or give it away. Too much fabric all round, in fact!