Lady Violet is one of a series of dolls that I’ve been working on this year. It might be argued that she is the most beautiful of the collection being embellished in a purple and black design inspired by markings used to decorate items used to celebrate Día de los Muertos. There will eventually be […]
This was hand stitched with cotton thread on black paper as a wedding anniversary present.
I love these tapestries by Erin Riley. Erin addresses contemporary cultural issues using traditional weaving techniques. These works are all created on a Macomber floor loom and she goes so far as to hand day all her own yarns. These works address the self-exploitation associated with the internet age. Erin says: “Most of the time […]
Click images to view larger Approximately 297 × 420mm using split stitches with cotton thread on black linen.
Unicorn by Amy aged 6 & 3/4 Introduction: “The most fell and furious beast of all other is the Licorne or Monoceros, his body resembles a horse, his head a stag, his feet an Elephant, his taile a bore; he loweth after an hideous manner, one black horne he hath in the mids of his […]
Handmade fabric square by Maggie Cullinane An Open Call to all Crafters My friend and colleague Maggie Cullinane has initiated a sponsored quilt project in order to Raise money for the medical educational charity Mothers of Africa. There is an open call to all crafters, makers, quilters, stitchers and artists, or anyone else who fancies […]
I stumbled across these works by Australian artist/designer Rachel Castle last week whilst looking for inspiration. She describes these works as embroideries although they appear to be appliquéd with combinations of brightly coloured felts on flax or linen. Either way I like the aesthetic punch they have. I was on the lookout for inspiration for […]