Friday, 23 March 2012

Work in Progress - The Eye

I have actually completed both eyes now and the majority of the face, so once it is completed I will post some more images. The stitches I am using for this piece are long and short stitch, straight stitch and backstitch.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sneak Peek

I thought I would give you a sneak peek of my new hand embroidered illustration. It is based on a recent drawing I did in coloured pencils. The original is on my website. I'm using my favourite threads for this piece, Madeira Silks. These threads are lovely to stitch with and I have been using them since my uni days.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Paper, stitch, fabric, weave

I have been digging out my old portfolios of late and going through some of my old work from uni days. I came across the samples below which incorporate coloured paper, hand dyed fabrics, weave and stitch.  It's good to create small samples of colour, texture and stitch as it opens you up to lots of other ideas.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I'm back!!

It was January when I last posted here so I thought it was time I did! I don't know about anyone else but since the end of January my little ones have had croup, chicken pots, a stomach bug and the flu! That's Winter for you!!! We are thankfully coming out of it now with my three year old just getting over a severe cough that has given us sleepless nights for the last fortnight or so!

What have I been up to? You may or may not want to know, I have been keeping my head down and working on some new projects and finishing up some things as well like the 'book', which is nearly completed. I have also been working on an exciting new commission as well as some personal projects. I have a new website at which will be a mix of embroidery and illustration.

Talk, Talk is an embroidered illustration from a new series of work called 'Things'.