Monday, 25 February 2013

Paper and stitch

Some very tiny embroideries - emulsion and watercolour on vintage fabric with hand stitching. Insert appliquéd onto vintage papers.


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cosy and warm ...

Something I am working on for my theme in Alchemy. A sample at this stage so you're getting a sneak preview. More to come soon ...

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Heirloom cloth ...

It's finished. I am thrilled with how it's turned out. A result of Karen Ruane's Embroider, Embellish, Create course. All white and embroidery filled.

Vintage cloths sitting alongside new cloth. Prairie points, rouleaux loops and appliqué.

Secret pockets and hundreds of French knots.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sepia ...

Am seeing in sepia today- it fits with the photographs I am looking at - its gentle and quiet.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sketches from a photo album

I have been looking through an old photo album as part of my Alchemy studies - these are some sketches I made on tissue paper with pen and paint then stitched into a concertina book - an initial experiment...

... trying to make a decision as to what my final piece should be ...

Saturday, 2 February 2013

White embroidery

My white embroidered cloth is nearly finished. There are some seams to join and embroider and some more titivating to do. It is laid out on my bench now so I see it every time I go into the studio. It will be finished soon.