Adding to my gallery

I’m adding to my galleries with the work shown above. Starting with a landscape (Roseberry Topping)/ figurative piece combining watercolour and hand embroidery. Painting with thread.

”Secondhand Rose” is another hand embroidered piece inspired by a Waterhouse painting. I used secondhand layers of fabrics collaged to a vintage piece of table linen.

The “Floral Skin” is a series of three hand embroidered figurative pieces. Inspired by how humans use floral designs to decorate not just garments but their skins with tattoos.



I have neglected this site for some time, so here is a bit of an update.

I was delighted to sell my piece “Domestic Nest” when displayed in the “Into the Woods” exhibition at the Woodhorn Gallery, Ashington in the Spring.

My piece “Secondhand Rose” won this year’s Embroiderers’ Guild North East Regional members’ challenge in May.

My “Floral Skin” series of three hand embroidered figurative pieces are currently on show at the “Bloom Exhibition” at No.42 Gallery, Bishop Auckland.


In February I started exhibiting work in three venues. Firstly in Greenfield Community College, Newton Aycliffe. This exhibition has now ended. I was delighted to have two pieces selected for the “Into the Woods” exhibition at the Woodhorn Museum gallery in Ashington which continues to mid April. Two pieces have also been selected for the Spring Exhibition at No.42 Gallery, Bishop Auckland.

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.


E74E848E-2110-4913-97BD-9B0222B5D59DCB8383B3-AA6C-4690-BEB2-16817075B41A97BAED09-C5D0-4758-AA3F-F339C98B34D0This is my “Undercurrent” series. Three figurative pieces featuring swirling shadowy   swimmers. Also relates to the undercurrent of hidden opinions and feelings. I’ve layered fabrics, hand stitched, foiled and printed/painted with acrylics.