Tag Archives: lettering

I will maintain control amidst the chaos

Similar to my previous post – ‘the conformity of counted cross stitch’ – I went a little bit overboard with the counted cross stitch. This time I tried to see how small I could go. It truly does speak of obsession. ‘I will maintain control amidst the chaos’ pertains not only to the sentiment of […]

Yorkie chocolate bar embroidery

The next in the sequence: Chocolate giant Nestle’s ‘Yorkie’ bar. Incidentally, this was the first pun I thought up that went on to inspire the eating-disorder series. I found the original sketch tucked away in a file¬†where it has lain hidden for a year or so, waiting for the right time to receive its embroidered […]

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 […]

‘Careless Whispa’: Chocolate wrapper re-written

The next stitched-up installment of text-twisting. Apologies for the pretty crappy photo (I was using the other camera, but it’ll do as a snapshot for now.) If you’re familiar with the Cadbury’s chocolate bar ‘Wispa’, and the George Michael song ‘Careless Whisper’, you’ll see what I did here. Yes. (Just don’t expect to find it […]

Chocolate Wrappers Re-Written

Another project of mine on-the-go involving the embroidered typographic appeal of chocolate wrappers. This is a concept I’ve had in mind for some time now but have spent some time considering. Take a look at the following design work: (NB This is best appreciated if you’re familiar with brands available in the UK.) I plan […]

Embroidered Scrubs WIP

Amongst the plethora of things I’ve been up to lately, here’s a little piece of embroidery I’m doing for no other reason than purely for my own amusement. I acquired some green hospital scrubs (which, incidentally, are the comfiest garments ever created) and decided to personalise them with a little hand embroidery. Some doodling of […]

Embroidered ‘E’: couching and plastic

More experimentation with couched embroidery: This time text-inspired, and still more specifically, the letter E. A leaf through a sketchbook unearthed a drawing of a piece of fairground carousel typography, pride of place being the ‘E’. All my subsequent stitch explorations, with subtle differences between them, therefore saw fit to follow with this trend…. Unusual […]

Corporate Chocolate Logos

More embroidered logos: this time, two of Cadbury’s chocolate bar wrappers (the king of chocolate here in England) and the worldwide-recognisable McDonalds ‘M’. These embroideries continue from the themes explored in my previous blog post, raising up embroidery using felt and string padding. These techniques are commonly used in the ‘Goldwork’ embroidery area, but here, […]