Catch Up

I seem to have neglected this site for some time. Since my last post I’m pleased to say I have been accepted as a member of the Society for Embroidered Work. I feel very honoured and amazed at the talent of its members.

Im not really posting on Facebook anymore preferring INSTAGRAM (instagram@l.wood100) where you can find more examples of my up to date work.

Here is a couple of photos. The first is some work in progress on the theme of trees. Hand stitching a murmuration of starlings on vintage table linen. The second a hand stitched Hand of Fatima on silk for a travelling book.2C65BF44-ECA5-47A0-A699-65979C43FCDF945BDD23-CE43-4341-8F5A-DB46D3CBCE9E


Selected Images

EABDF514-8536-4CD1-B665-B81DE9A27715Here are the images I hope to attach to my application to join S.E.W.

Please use the menu button (top right ) to see my work in the Galleries.

Winner of the Embroiderers Guild North East Region Members Challenge “Twinchies” 2018.


Highly Commended (Jane Lemon Award For Drama & Creativity)for the Embroiderers Guild National Members Challenge “Underfoot” 2018


Catch up

Decided to add some images of work I’ve been busy with over the past few months.

Please take a look at my galleries if you want to see more.

Above my contributions on show at the craft show in Manchester and Quilt Show in Birmingham . My small square as part of Ruth Singers fabulous Criminal Quilts Exhibition.


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Work from the Jessica Gradey workshop I attended on Sunday. She’s a lovely young textile artist who produces stunning work from very unusual materials. I worked on a vintage Doily embellishing with cosmetic sponges, metal nuts, washers, earbuds, rubber bands ….as well as some sequins and beads. Really enjoyed the day. Now all I have to do is stretch the work and frame….that might have to wait!