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.


Experimenting with hand stitch techniques to help develop my samples further

Sunday, 14 February 2010

fabric collection.

My collection of fabrics for this body of work so far. I have taken inspiration from the exhibition cases at Manchester Museum, I have kept the colours within a natural palette and am keen to build on this collection with more linens, wools and by possibly introducing earthy tones.

Mr. Badger

Friday, 12 February 2010

"A Parliament of Owls"

Tawny Owl (Strix aluca)

Drawings of a tawny owl and feather motifs.

Thursday, 11 February 2010


A selection of taxidermy photographed at Manchester Museum. These examples of various wildlife are my starting point, from which I will draw and stitch using wildlife as my focal point.