Thursday, 29 November 2012


Christmas is slowly making is way into the Studio, I have decorated up the window this morning and have started embroidering snowflakes - lots of bullion knots which are my favourite stitch at the moment. I should have waited and photographed it when it is complete but the sun was just shining and it lit up the embroidery just right.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

White embroidery

Some more pictures of work I am doing as part of Karen Ruane's Embroider, Embellish, Create class. Layers of vintage and new fabrics with added stitches and lace embellishment. This block is being damp stretched whilst I work on some more blocks to fit alongside.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

More bullion knots ...

A piece of embroidery in progress. I am working on Karen Ruane's class "Embroider, Embellish, Create" and this piece will form part of my first block. It's made from vintage fabrics mixed with some new and embroidered with lots of knots and my favourite lazy daisy stitch. More pictures to follow as I work on this project.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

More circles ...


More playing about with circular shapes which seem to be creeping into my work ... got some ideas to take this experiment a bit further ...

Monday, 5 November 2012

Bullion knots

Thought I would share this photo of some more hand embroidery I have been doing - bullion knots and paper circles - based on an old embroidered button. More to come later....