Saturday, 23 June 2012
Have been getting stuck into my sketchbooks this week. I have a few on the go at once so I can flit between them. This picture is from my "stone" sketchbook and is a chalk lifted base on cartridge paper with additional pencil work then hand stitching on top. It is based on some photos I took at Etal Castle in Northumberland where the stone is really amazing colours.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Have embroidered this "Happy Birthday" heart to go with the memory quilt which I have just finished this morning. The quilt is beautiful and I am really pleased with it. It is being collected tonight so I will post some photos of it when I get back into the studio on Thursday. Let's hope recipient loves it as much as I do!
Thursday, 14 June 2012
I have been working on a memory quilt today which is to be a gift from a daughter to her much loved mum on a special birthday. We have incorporated favourite sayings and lovely quotes, hand prints, pockets to fill with messages and the centre panel is an embroidered family tree. It has been a very busy and long day but I have been stitching with a lump in my throat at times thinking of the lucky recipient and how she will feel looking at all these lovely memories and thoughts that her daughter holds of her. It also struck me what a powerful thing a quilt can be - not only will the recipient be able to read the messages of love but she will be able to wrap herself up in them as well. I will post some photos in a few days but really want to let my customer see the quilt top before I share it.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Fun day in the studio today with my junior apprentices sketching, painting and machine embroidering glam fairies - excellent work girls - you should be proud of yourselves! Studio open Tuesday from 11 - 4 if anyone wants to join in the fun!
Purple fairy girl painted and embroidered and made into a cushion! We had a mini workshop in the studio on Saturday drawing and painting these ladies. Have a look at the photo below for the results. Don't forget that the studio is open Monday and Tuesday from 11 till 4 as part of Bradford Open for Art - come and visit us!