crossstitch

(This was written on a ‘bad day’ of mine, a stitch session equivalent to ‘writers’ block’ where I could not seem to place a single stitch correctly in the complicated goldwork piece I was working on. ) Cross stitch in red on 32-ct eavenweave (worked over one hole – finished stitched area 9 x 6cm). […]

throne

Just before the excitement of setting up my show at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, I made time to go and see the breathtakingly spectacular show ‘For worship and glory: A unique exhibition of Ecclesiastical Embroidery’ at Ely Cathedral, curated by the Royal School of Needlework. In case you hadn’t realised by now, Goldwork […]

wle4

What a whirlwind of a week it’s been here – I’m just back home from London Olympia and the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show 2015. I had the pleasure to exhibit alongside ‘Mr X Stitch’, the first time I’ve exhibited since graduation, and the wonderful experience of teaching dozens of visitors their first cross stitch. […]

allofthem

Whilst appearing to the casual observer as intricate, highly accurately embroidered renditions of popular confectionery logos, this series hides a darker secret. Subtly subverting the messages of many a recognisable chocolate brand, my stitch skills combine with darkly humorous puns to comment on the emotional impact of an eating disorder. What is fundamentally a destructive […]

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Hanging By A Thread’s top ten tips for successful stitchery: 1. Don’t do it drunk. Mistakes can be oh so easily and unexpectedly made. If you wouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car, don’t pick up your needle – you may not be about to inadvertently run someone over, but the guilt of wrecking […]

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Damn! The ‘Dime’ bar (or ‘Daim’ as it seems to have metamorphosed into here in the UK.) This marks number 15/16 in the current series of chocolate bars re-written. I’m currently discussing exhibition space whilst planning where my work will take me next. I have many an idea still involving typography and my unique style […]

Reeses

One especially for my American audience…. Reese’s Pieces’ embroidered wrapper complete. This marks the 12th completed piece in the series and, for now, the completion of this phase of work in my visual explorations of discussing an eating disorder. Potentially another 2 designs are drawn up for their embroidered execution, but I am as yet […]

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