Birds, postcards and letters …

I tried working this piece into a hanging but the theme, journey, and the ideas I am using to represent this, leaned more easily towards a three-dimensional format. There will be little snippets of narrative to draw you in, embroidered postcards and birds. It`s definitely a work in progress!

Birds, postcards and letters ...

Another piece I`m closer to finishing has poison bottles for it`s inspiration! The very beginning of this embroidery can be seen a few blogs back. I shall let you know when they are out and about and on show.

Poison bottles ...

Sunny, sewing days …

 

 

 

 

Work in progress

This is the second in a series of works which find me “bashing” out some developing ideas and themes. The variations in textures are created by loosening off the bobbin case and using a wider range of threads. Those to thick for the top get run through the bobbin and stitched from the reverse.

Happy stitching …

work in progress ...

Snowy days spent stitching …

DSCF1836        On the Bernina today is quite a large embroidery (110cms by 35cms)  which I started stitching in late December. As it is going to hang rather than be framed the finishing off will take some time too. It`s a busy picture with 25 figures, three angels and five rats …Sample       Snowy days spent stitching …

Boats, dogs, a lion and a fountain …

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Boats, dogs, a lion and a fountain … what a tale this embroidery has to tell. At 42x64cms, this is quite a large piece of work for me. After quite a while considering and planning, it all just fell into place as I stitched.

I was working to a deadline, which helps too!

Stitching days …

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!

24/08/11 ~ Textile illustrations

Always a story to tell, these two pieces have a limerick behind them too!

The limericks are written by a friend with my embroidered illustrations.

The first is a tale of Buster the rabbit, who one lonely night phoned all his friends. The second is about Colin, a large collared dove, who falls in love with Coleen. They need a little bit of tweaking yet, but I would love your comments…