Monday, 3 October 2022

Karl Trilogy - Special Offer This Week


This week we'll be offering you the chance to download the Kindle editions of each book for just 99p each from or 99c each from , This is a 66% discount on books 1 & 2 and a 75% discount on book 3. 

Karl's story began as a back story for a RPG character I played back in the late 1980s. 80,000 words later and I had only just scratched the surface of Karl's origin. This original story became the ground work for book one when a whole new original world was created to set the adventure in. From that point onwards a whole new adventure was born.

Paperback copies still exist and hopefully we'll be able to offer the last few sets online shortly.

Monday, 26 September 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - September Update

Having completed the Dragon from Dragonfire last month I did start work on a melting Kane to complement the biomechanoid, but knowing I was going to be out and about a bit I decided on tackling the background area instead as I wouldn't need to carry so much around.

For the background on this panel I'm using Twilley's wool which I'm splitting down and blending two different colours, usually a lighter and darker to get a mottled effect. It's also the same technique I use when stitching chain-mail or the crushed velvet of Helen A's top.

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - Off the hoop

So today I had to take the hoop that holds the aida taught whilst working in order to make another repair to the hoop, which has been seen better days. It's more designed for cross-stitch rather than tapestry, I found the tapestry frame somewhat impractical as you have to stitch the whole canvas onto it, not something I could do when joining panels to the main body either. This hoop is a much thicker hoop, I've not seen any like it recently so it is a case of make-do-and-mend.

It gave me the opportunity to take a photo of the current panel, and also finish the back edging along the right hand side that will eventually become the outside edge of the main body when this is attached.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - August Dragons

Quick early August update now that the Dragon has practically been completed on the tapestry and I'm moving on to tackle another from Dragonfire...

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - July Update

July has been a slow month for the tapestry. Roughly I had been completing a character a month until now. With all the heat it's been hard to stitch, holding the material close has been like holding a woolly jumper up close. I've managed to complete about the Dragon from Dragonfire.


Thursday, 30 June 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - June Update

June has seen me continuing May's colour scheme - mainly in shades of white and gold, as I contained the 1988 story Remembrance of the Daleks.

It's taken all but the last couple of days of June to add the Emperor Dalek / Davros alongside the Special Weapons Dalek. 

Initial sketch on the aida

but what's next?

See the whole of Season 25 on its dedicated gallery page.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Doctor Who Tapestry - May Update

May has seen me working mainly in shades of white and gold, as I added the Special Weapons Dalek from the 1988 story Remembrance of the Daleks

And I'll be sticking with these colours whilst tackling the Emperor Dalek version of Davros that also graced this adventure.


See the whole of Season 25 on its dedicated gallery page.