I thought I’d share with you my musings on a visit to the best ‘art experience’ I’ve ever encountered. Where else can you see Death whirling around on a dodgem to the tune of ‘Staying Alive’, witness a woman engulfed in a seagull attack and brandish a balloon emblazoned ‘I am an imbecile’ all in […]

Life is somewhat chaotic at the moment. The end of the academic year (Masters degrees run for a complete year until September) brings with it successes but also its own set of challenges: a move into the unknown and a move out of uni. Hence I’ve temporarily downed needles and swapped stitch for DIY as […]

Beautiful, ‘hands-free’ blackwork video HERE: (click link to watch my minute’s worth of madness) There are a lot of efforts undertaken to docuement the embroidery process. For example, when I was working at Hand and Lock, we made a video of the Mary Katrantzou London Fashion Week piece under construction – we set up a camera […]

Recommended listening – ‘This is the Self Preservation Society’ Hand embroidered Mini Cooper logo in my trademark style of padded couched metallic thread – overall stitched area 14 x 13cms. This piece was made as a present for a car fanatic and although isn’t great art, is nevertheless a good example of how a logo […]

Tonight marks the end of my participation in Exhibit Here’s group show, based at the Menier Gallery in London. I was fortunate enough to be selected for their group Summer Exhibition with my chocolate bar series. The Menier Factory (Southwark Street, London) used to be an old chocolate factory, so how fitting that I was showing […]

‘Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known’ – Oscar Wilde. ‘Emerging Artist’: a phrase conjuring up images of an oil-paint splattered student tearing her way out of an embroidery-thread chrysalis, wielding a portfolio in one hand and desperately updating social media in the other. But what does it actually […]

Last night saw the opening of London Met’s new exhibition, ‘Fabric of the City’. Drawing upon East London’s rich textile tradition, a number of artists were invited to use the 17th century weaving of Spitalfields Silk as an inspiration point from which to formulate a contemporary work. I had the wonderful opportunity to work on a […]