Sunday, 13 September 2009

Domestic Pests No 3

Sketchbook studies in ink pen.

I have started the sketchbook research for my new Domestic Pest in the series, Dust Mites! I am going to do a large piece on dust mites and hoovers. Its amazing how many domestic pests live in our homes and we never even notice they are there unless they are causing us allergies! Thousands and thousands of dust mites live on a typical mattress and in pillows and carpets. However they are not a parasite as they only feed on dead skin cells. They have hairy legs, no eyes and a mouth part that resembles a head and a tough outer shell like body giving a fearsome gruesome appearance! Shudder shudder... and yet their shape fascinates me!

Oh I forgot this is not strictly just embroidery rather the start of it!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Hand Embroidery Network Online Exhibition Now Live!

The Online Hand Embroidery Exhibition 'Living Organisms' is now live! I would like to say a big thank you to all those members of the Hand Embroidery Network who have taken part in the Exhibition. The work is amazing and thank you so much for all your hard work. I would also like to say thanks to my wonderful husband Andrew for creating the webpages for the exhibition. Andrew has worked all weekend and the Bank holiday to create and upload everyone's images and he has really done the network proud! I hope everyone enjoys viewing the work of the amazingly talented embroiderers from around the world.