Hanging by a Thread…..

I have finally got round to sorting out a blog for my wee beasties. I already have a website for Hanging by a Thread but just don’t have the time to devote to tweaking it. I’m relatively au fait with WordPress having used it for my old blogging days as an expat so thought this would be a better platform (as well as easier) for showcasing my work.

I’ve been creating these textile creepy crawlies since November 2013 – it was a progression from some organza and silk beaded jellyfish which I did for a textiles project – when I was asked by my daughter to make a couple of spider hair clips for her hairdressing project at college.

I’m going to show you a few of my early spiders and I would like to think that the standard of my work has improved.


As you can see, they were very basic. It’s taken me several months to refine some of the methods and I know I’m still learning as I go. I hope I never stop learning.

If you want to see some of my earlier work that brought me to this point, I’m putting them into a gallery post which you’ll be able to find in the archives.