Yesterday was the first day of 2013, and I spent it in the best place possible, Lighthouse Park in Vancouver. Sitting on the rocks looking out to sea I began to notice the texture and colours and lines of the eponymous edifice sat atop the rocks. And so I have chosen it as the subject of my first attempt at textile art. I am traditionally a crafter and typically stick to practical makes. But for a long time I have felt inspired by nature to depart from the everyday and break out into a different approach to textiles. So over the following months (note the carefully unspecified duration) I will document my progress here, and hopefully receive some feedback as to how all you lovely folk think I’m getting on.