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 (email@example.com) 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.
This 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.
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!