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Smarties wrapper

Another painstakingly hand-embroidered, re-written pun of Nestles ‘Smarties’ chocolates. Bulimia scars the sufferer, mentally and sometimes physically, so here is my visual acknowledgement disguised – as usual – behind the multicoloured mask of something seemingly far less sinister. Slightly underwhelmed by this one. Definitely my least favourite in the series so far: Nestle ‘Smarties’ packet. The […]

Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’

Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’ chocolate bar….. This was perhaps a more complex challenge than any of my previous embroidered chocolate bar wrappers. Alongside the main typographic feature, the design demanded a plethora of raisins and peanuts stitched around the wording. To have omitted these would have been to miss out on some of the integrity of the […]

Snickers bar

I’ve posted this image before, but now the peanuts are embroidered and it’s ‘finished’. The original ‘Snickers’ chocolate bar given my typical twisted treatment. Executed in embroidery with metallic threads, appliqued white PVC and silk-shaded peanuts. I’ve been contemplating: Just why is the medium of embroidery so important to these works? (Beyond the obvious, that […]

Embroidered beer labels and bottles

Drum roll please….. finally, after continual interruptions from the rest of my life, my initial series of embroidered alcohol-bottle labels are (for now, at least) complete. See here for one of the original works-in-progress. They have found their final home back on their original bottles and I think they look wonderful, even if I do say so […]

Chocolate wrappers re-written: Mars Bar

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m currently mid-series of an embroidered exploration of my eating disorder. Firstly, thankyou to the lovely articles from Makezine and Mr X Stitch highlighting the first 3 in the series. But wait, there’s more to be served up yet…. ‘Mars’ bar – Perhaps this pun is a litle tenuous, […]

Chocolate wrappers re-written: Kit Kat

The next in my chocolate wrapper series. Quite an obvious eating-disorder-related pun this time…. I’m not entirely happy with how this one turned out. I’m still preparing the background and the text with padding, as I like the raised-up effect, totally different to how the original labels lie completely flat. However, this time I think […]

Milkybar chocolate wrapper re-written

The second hand-embroidered entry in what i think is now becoming a small series, based around the concept of re-wording chocolate bar wrappers in a somewhat satiical comment on my eating disorder. I think this specific example is my favourite pun: Chocolate manufacturers ‘Nestle’ and their white chocolate ‘Milkybar’. This series started as an impromptu […]