“Star & Ethan”

Stumpwork embroidery Another piece from my workshops with Jo Pout learning stumpwork. This workshop was about creating faces. Jo’s example was ‘ladies who lunch’ but instead I invented Star and Ethan, who live on a narrowboat and grow ‘herbs’ (wink)! In each class, I followed her kit for the main elements, and then added text and small adaptations of my […]

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“She Sells Seashells”

Stumpwork embroidery Another piece from my workshops with Jo Pout learning stumpwork. This one is based on rock pools and includes sea urchins and a sea anemone as well as the starfish and shells. In each class, I followed her kit for the main elements, and then added text and small adaptations of my own. Year 2016 Size 5″ x […]

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“Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness”

Stumpwork embroidery The third piece from my workshops with Jo Pout learning stumpwork and the first one with thread wrapping and beads. In each class, I followed her kit for the main elements, and then added text and small adaptations of my own. Year 2016 Size 5″ x 5″ (13 cm x 13 cm) Series or Collection n/a Designed by […]

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“Ladybird, Ladybird”

Stumpwork embroidery The second piece from my workshops with Jo Pout learning stumpwork. There were a lot of stitches and techniques that were new to me in this one, including the raised stem band, bullion knot and wired wing cases. In each class, I followed her kit for the main elements, and then added text and small adaptations of my […]

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“Sheep May Safely Graze”

Stumpwork embroidery I’ve always been fascinated by stumpwork (raised) embroidery and in 2014, I had the opportunity to start to learn it with stumpwork expert Jo Pout. This is the first of the pieces I stitched from her workshops. In each class, I followed her kit for the main elements, and then added text and small adaptations of my own. […]

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“Mermaids Singing II”

Mixed media embroidery “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” from The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot Although traditionally mermaids represent dangerous seduction, they also seem to embody a certain innocence and childlike joy of movement, albeit in an environment alien to humans. Their beautiful and eerie songs call us to visit a place […]

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“Mermaids Singing I”

Mixed media embroidery “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” from The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot Although traditionally mermaids represent dangerous seduction, they also seem to embody a certain innocence and childlike joy of movement, albeit in an environment alien to humans. Their beautiful and eerie songs call us to visit a place […]

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“Lilith II”

Mixed media embroidery In Jewish mythology, Lilith is described as a female demon; in folklore, as Adam’s first wife, who refused to be subservient to him and departed Eden, before the creation of Eve. She is known by her long, abundant hair, her vanity, and dangerous, seductive femininity. Although there is no direct description of her as a mermaid, mermaids […]

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“Lilith I”

Mixed media embroidery In Jewish mythology, Lilith is described as a female demon; in folklore, as Adam’s first wife, who refused to be subservient to him and departed Eden, before the creation of Eve. She is known by her long, abundant hair, her vanity, and dangerous, seductive femininity. Although there is no direct description of her as a mermaid, mermaids […]

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“Woodland Kings II”

Mixed media embroidery The Woodland Kings series are designed in pairs, one showing the Oak King and one the Holly King. In pagan mythology, based on Welsh legend, the Oak King and Holly King do battle for the love of the sun at both midwinter and midsummer. At midwinter, the Oak King, with his association to the sky god, is […]

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