Exhibition @ The Qube, Oswestry

As a member of the Oswestry & District Embroiderers` Guild, I have these three recent works on show @ The Qube, Oswestry this month as part of our group exhibition. We will also have on display,  pieces from the Guild collection. The exhibition runs from the 7th August to the 8th September.

Pour another cup darling ...


The Masala Chai inspired embroidery (below) which led to these pieces, can be seen in the current issue of Stitch Magazine. I haven`t just been on a tea trail though, I have a whole aviary of stitched birds to soon go on show too! More info to follow.

Glimpses of India, Madeira Threads Competition

Happy stitching …


Going large creatively …

DSCF1928[1]There must be something in the air … I am  going large creatively! Embroideries have got bigger and so have figures, apples, oranges, cups and saucers.

Not wanting to slave away for months on one piece by only using fine machine embroidery threads, I`ve taken to “stitching blind” (stitching on the back) and running yarns through the bobbin. I`m not a hoarder but I will confess to buying the linen and cotton yarns over 20 years ago from the Handweavers Studio, London. Well you never know what will come in useful when you stitch!

The density of the cotton yarns in particular gives the appearance of crewel work. Mixing this with areas of less intense stitch and finer threads, allows a gentle manipulation of the forming embroidery. DSCF1941[1]


Happy stitching …

Auntie Jean, she`d tell your fortune for a cup of Darjeeling…

Cups and saucers … what stories can be told and what hearts can be healed over a nice cup of tea.

It began with Auntie Jean, she could see your future in the tea leaves. Then one day, she told Loretta, “you”ll be looking over a new gate one day soon.” Past, present and future all in one cup of Darjeeling!

Ideas just seem to flow from these cups … I`ve got a couple of new shapes to try out aswell, so with a clink of china let`s see what I can come up with!

Stitch, create and be happy!