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thoughts on embroidery and tradition, cloth, stitch, hand worked embellishment using new and vintage cloth for embroidery. Online tuition available.
2017-04-25 08:46
You last saw this piece here, it was untouched by hand stitch, naked....not any more. I haven't added a lot to the surface yet but it has definitely been brought to life with the addition… Read More
2017-04-24 11:45
Yesterday I said I would show you embroidery on this lace piece today.....sorry, I got too excited about my third swatch which is now finished and wanted to share that with you instead… Read More
2017-04-23 11:48
Saturday, lace day....just this week, I'm not saying this is how I spend all my Saturdays. There are two very different pieces here. I prefer the one in the first hoop image but that coul… Read More
2017-04-22 11:57
This in number three swatch of five, I decided I want five swatches in my next bound, cloth swatch book. I found a very, very old blouse which was gifted to me some time ago. It's made… Read More
2017-04-21 11:56
Stitch swatch number two and three have now been joined to become a new number two. I chopped a bit off I wasn't happy with, joining the two pieces with a white and pink French knot sea… Read More
2017-04-18 11:48
As you can see I am still in swatch mode. The latest one, last nights endeavours, cutwork with ruched cloth, beads, chain stitch, bullion loops. When I laid it next to the one I showed… Read More
2017-04-17 11:55
Swatches are my new obsession.....I blame embroidery school. I adore,!! the swatch collection I created in that class, so much so I have started another one. This morning I ma… Read More
2017-04-15 11:07
Embroidery school was about much more than samples, surface embroidery, practising stitch and technique........there was a considered focus on edges too. I laid them out this morning, jus… Read More
2017-04-13 11:56
Although I am still very much wrapped up in finishing work from ''embroidery school'' I am also getting my head in paper, artist book, scrap, composition mode for the new class. With that… Read More

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