Thursday, 28 January 2010

Lumbutts and Mankinholes


I am starting a new embroidery today another of my Victorian inspired postcards. It's been a long time since I posted anything about embroidery. This time it is from a photograph I took at Lumbutts and Mankinholes, tiny rural villages near Todmorden. The scenery is gorgeous and this photo was taken early last year. We are house hunting at the moment so that we can move over to Tod in the next few months and I hope to do a lot more embroideries of local scenery in my Victorian tinted photograph style. It would be great to find some vintage photographs of the area too that I could work on as well so I will have to get out and about to the local antiques shops to see what I can dig up!


I am using Madeira silk threads for this postcard. I love these threads as they are really soft and easy to work with and the colour pallet is quite subtle which is how I like it. I have printed the bonded the printed fabric onto calico to give it strength and will then later give it a felt backing as I have done so before.

Monday, 18 January 2010

New Painting Website Launched


Andrew finished my new painting website yesterday and he has done a great job it looks wonderful! So big kisses for that babes.
The new website will be focusing purely on my paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolours and will also include an online shop using PayPal. The new site is easy for me to update myself as and when I have done a new painting which is great as my embroidery site is quite complicated to update.
I am finding it so much easier to paint these days as my hands and wrists, especially my right one which is the one I write, paint and sew with is extremely painful at the moment and bandaged up. I hope though that my painting skills will develop as I am finding more time now to focus on this area of my creative practice.
The new website can be found at
http://www.sarahwhittle.co.uk/paintings/ do drop by and have a look if you get the chance.