Talking & listening to threads
Welcome to my blog. I will be posting about the progress of new works and generally letting you know what I'm up to.
Pictures of completed pieces and extra photos of new work can be found in the Image Gallery.
I am posting less on here these days but on-going progress is being shared via Instagram, use the QR code below for my page.
I read The Hare with the Amber Eyes last year and it left me with wanting to know more about Netsuke so a couple of weeks ago when I was lucky enough to be offered an advance copy of a new book about Netsuke I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did, the book is beautiful.
Written on 20th June 2014
I put this design together for a Japanese Embroidery challenge over on stitching fingers. Thought I would share it with everyone else. This is jut a bit of fun, no specific rules, no timescale. Just see what you can make of the design & share pictures of your work on my facebook page.
Written on 24th May 2014
I'm pleased to say that after endless amounts of short stitch holding on their hair and faces the Sho chiku bai sisters are completed ...I think. I'll have to live with them for a couple of weeks before I take them off the frame, just to be sure.
Written on 16th May 2014
The Three Sisters are coming long nicely, I can see the end now and my mind has started to move onto my next project. While there are still lots of things going on in the background there is one project that I've been wanting to start for ages - an embroidered logo.
Written on 3rd May 2014
When I started this design the photo below formed the inspiration for the colour. I chose colours and started the embroidery and was trying to combine the whole colour scheme into each doll. This didn't work as they are too small to take all the colour changes, overall it's only 10" high.
Written on 3rd April 2014
I had a great time last week at class. It is always so lovely to go and be a student. I took three pieces with me but only worked on my kokeshi dolls. Plans and designs are moving forward very quickly, it's all very exciting. Full announcements to be made in early April!!
Written on 22nd March 2014
Beautiful sunshine this morning, but now more rain. I hope you are all keeping warm and dry out there. As I've mentioned before exciting plans are afoot in the world of Japanese embroidery. Full details soon, in the meantime a little taster of one of my new designs.
Written on 16th February 2014