Meet the Maker: The Cotton Potter

Today we had a lovely walk along the beach.  It’s not so hot now, there’s a chilly wind – which is much better for walking, at least with my two furry friends who really don’t enjoy the heat …..

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It was a very long walk, by our standards at least.  All the way along the beach, with lots of opportunities for swimming, chasing seagulls and digging in the sand, (the Newfies, not me!)then back through the woods which were bright with masses of dandelions, such cheerful flowers ……

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Ben and Daisy were sooooo tired when we got home.  Their eyes simply wouldn’t stay open and it wasn’t long before they both fell fast asleep – Daisy snuggled up to her favourite Busy Bee toy …..

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And while I have some peace and quiet (which I don’t suppose will last very long), I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you about the second very talented maker in the current issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine, Emma Verner-Webb of The Cotton Potter …..

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Emma runs her business from her home in a quiet village in Norfolk.  She combines her interest in ceramics and textiles to create lovingly made British garden birds, handsewn using Harris tweed and other pure wool fabrics.  They look so real you could almost believe they’re about to take wing and fly – and her workmanship is breathtaking …..

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I can only begin to imagine the work that goes into one of these little birds – and the degree of accuracy needed as they’re around life size – so only about 3″ tall.  If you’d like to see more of Emma’s work then please do visit her Etsy Shop or you can find her on Facebook.

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These birds are so adorable – thanks for the articles on makers – a new and great addition to your wonderful emagazine.
Pauline

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So pleased you’re enjoying our Meet the Maker features Pauline, I love seeing all their wonderful creations. xx

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