Friday, 28 May 2010

run up to degree show

For my degree show I am going to be showing a range of homeware, kitchen and table linen. I am producing items such as aprons, tea towels, place mats, napkins and cushions using multihead machine embroidery based on drawings of birds observed within my garden. Here is a small selection of what I am currently producing.

Saturday, 15 May 2010


"dry goods"
1.products such as textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

A collection of smaller items I have produced using my stitch designs. Top: pin cushions, wool front, linen backs, kapok stuffing, Multihead machine embroidery. Bottom: Lavendar bags, wool/suiting front, linen backs, Multihead machine embroidery, dried french lavendar and kapok stuffing.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Stitch drawings.

These two pieces are linear representations of my original drawings, they have been stitched out on the Multi head. I decided to try stitching out on both light and dark backgrounds, and I actually like both outcomes! I may stitch into the darker wool sample and add beading.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Three little birds.

More drawings, birds this time. I feel that my drawing has really developed over the past few weeks, my plans are to translate these drawings into stitch, but to simplify the design.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


Appliqué, beading and sequin sample on a linen-cotton mix base

Sunday, 21 February 2010

piece it together.

A large paper piecing sample with 57 4cm hexagons, (in progress). I like to use traditional techniques within my work but within a modern aesthetic, so I have chosen to not to use the typical cottons associated with paper piecing. This sample incorporates wools, linen and suiting fabric. I would like to use Multi-head on the central panel of linen which I have left blank for this reason.

"Stitched things.."

Stitch sample based on feather ink drawings, using appliqué and beading.
My plan is to incorporate my wildlife studies within my stitch, using my feather motif as a frame which contains the stitched animal.

Friday, 19 February 2010


I have been drawing from wildlife to create well drawn traditional imagery of mainly British wildlife. I am particularly interested in 'typically British' animals, such as foxes, hares, owls, pheasants, otters and so on. I want there to be a theme running throughout my work, so would like to keep focussing on British and traditional imagery.