Welcome and thanks for visiting! I’m Lesley, an English Paper Piecer who lives in a little corner of western in Scotland. I make textile pictures and small quilts that combine traditional techniques and designs with Scottish themes. Here are some of my designs:
A ‘But and Ben’ is a Scottish phrase for a small and simply designed house, often made up of just a couple of rooms. The words come from the outer room (But) that was added, or butted, onto an inner room (Ben). A Scot will say someone is ‘ben the hoose’, which means inside the house.
I love making houses using English Paper Piecing.