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thoughts on embroidery and tradition, cloth, stitch, hand worked embellishment using new and vintage cloth for embroidery. Online tuition available.
Loopy Buttons And A Base For A Pouch
2017-07-09 11:48
Finally I can show you the pieces that have me salivating, have me itching to obsessively stitch bullion loops and sequins to a gingham and silk surface....my work from class. The… Read More
2017-07-06 11:55
Cast your mind back to this post. I speak about adding embroidery to the reverse of my work, not to cover the ''wrong'' side but to enhance it, to recognise it as a valid aspect of my em… Read More
2017-07-05 11:49
If you look at this piece here, when I last shared it with you, you should be able to see the difference in embellishment from then and now. I worked on this a little whilst I was away… Read More
2017-07-04 11:47
The sample with the chain is new.....you have seen the others before. My collection of stitched samples for my own artist book is growing, all be it slowly. If my other artist books are… Read More
2017-07-02 12:47
A little sample, a tiny sample which I embroidered yesterday evening instead of unpacking suitcases and attending to laundry.....why not.  I am reconnecting with my own personal ''ar… Read More
2017-06-27 15:32
A quick hello from Spain where it's hot....and hot and thank goodness for air conditioning at siesta time which for me is stitching time.  A little glimpse for you of the tiny amount o… Read More
2017-06-20 10:40
The first two images are my holiday essentials....I say that yet there's a big but.....I have never, ever stitched on holiday before. Poor light, wrong chair, no time, too busy doing… Read More
2017-06-17 11:58
Yesterday I had a hankering to bead page edges, it's a new addiction and seeing as how pages and page edges come in useful for artists books it's not a waste of time either. I have prom… Read More
2017-06-15 11:40
  My latest finished artist book.....there is a very short video here, a silent movie of me turning pages.  The early stages of the next ''artist book'' are happening already… Read More

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