Impressions of mountain, moorland, meadow and garden using the technique of freestyle machine embroidery applied to hand dyed and painted fabrics.
I’m looking forward to the 2016 series of shows. There is no substitute for seeing embroidered pictures ‘in the flesh’, so to speak…in natural light, the contrasting hues and textures are visible…hints of metallic thread evident and tiny plants which might nestle amongst tree roots become apparent...the fine detail appreciated fully. Basically, having individually created a picture from start to finish, from the moment the dye hits the fabric to the snip of the final thread, I feel it’s important to create opportunities for customers to make a choice face to face when possible.
I have enjoyed working with customers on commissions to celebrate special birthdays, anniversaries and new arrivals…often working from a basic starting point of favourite or significant flowers or colours.
The pictures and cards available online provide some indication of colour range and styles, but I’m available to discuss individual needs and preferences, recreating, for instance, an image you might like on a greetings card to a specific size, while being aware that, while pictures might be similar, no two can ever be the same…hence uniqueness and individuality are hallmarks of my work.
I continue to be inspired by the plants of the hedgerow, garden and meadow. A theme which proved popular in 2015 featured the wild flowers and plants of the riverbank and, specifically, the Lancaster Canal which wends its way through an ever changing landscape, from shady glades where wild garlic abounds to long sun filled stretches where cow parsley nestles alongside the wild iris and where damsel flies dance….
Freestyle embroidery on hand dyed and printed fabric, 38 cm x 12 cm, mounted.
Similar works available from £40
Freestyle embroidery, 20 cm x 17.5 cm, mounted.
Similar works are available featuring different flowers and jug designs.
Meadow Study 1
Freestyle embroidery on hand dyed fabric, 10.5 cm x 8 cm, mounted
Meadow Study 2
Freestyle embroidery on hand dyed fabric, 21.5 cm x 15 cm, mounted
Please contact me if you wish to purchase any of the above works. Payment can be made by card of cheque
If you would like something similar to these embroideries or any of the works shown on my range ofgreetings cards please contact me .