Category typography

Reese’s Pieces

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blood

Sang My Chemical Romance: ‘Blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, I gave you all that you can drink and it’ll never be enough…’ This latest embroidery was conceived as part of a page of doodles visually portraying words as their meanings suggest. Therefore ‘blood’ had to be liquid, fluid and curvaceous. The varying heights of […]

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 […]