by the sea wall hanging

Interactive Textile Wallhanging – “Beyond the Sea”

I was selected by Nottingham Castle and Museum and Art Gallery to create an interactive wall hanging for the family room. This was completed in 2010.
The work consisted of a background of appliqued felt, the theme was “by the sea”, and including a painted shipwreck and seaweed. The finished size was 3 metres by 1 metre. All the sea creatures, plus mermaid and beach hut, were quilted and detailed with free machine embroidery, as individual pieces. They were made with Velcro on the back of each one. This enabled the children to move them around and create their own story board.

I really enjoyed creating this giant fuzzy felt picture, and from this was then commissioned to run two “make and take” workshops with children, to make their own sea creatures at a workshop in Wollaton Hall called “Under the Water”, which saw the launch of the “Beyond the Sea” gallery.


Hello to you all and Happy New Year. It’s been a while since I’ve made contact! My apologies for that to all my loyal customers and followers. As some of you may know I have had a very busy year in 2018. For the first few months I was busy with my mum, who was in and out of hospital. I’m pleased to say she is better now after a major operation. During that time my daughter Rebecca had a lovely baby girl in May, so I was busy with looking after her little boy and the new mum and baby. I now have four wonderful Grandchildren! So, after much thought and deliberation, I have decided to cease trading from January 31st 2019. I have loved running my little business for the last ten years, and making many new friends and meeting lots of lovely people. I am now putting my energies into my growing family and promoting veganism. I feel that addressing this is so urgent now, as our planet is on the brink of a climate change crisis, and adopting a vegan diet is the most important thing we can all do, to help stop this. For our children and grandchildrens future. So once again, thank you for supporting me and I wish you all well in the future and am still very happy to hear from you. Best Wishes, Lynda