Tag Archives: Needlework

Advice for Successful Stitchery:

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 […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

You Raise Me Up: felt padded embroidery

Back to the studio now I’m back at home for a bit, and well underway with some new samples. It’s moving more into the three-dimensional again, practicing some of the padding techniques I perfected on the Mary Katrantzou project, and using felt underneath the gold passing thread. It started off with circles, progressed into stars, […]

New Job Offer! – Hand and Lock

Very exciting news has landed my way! As of tomorrow, I will be accepting a job offer at prestigious hand embroiderers Hand and Lock, established 1767. Based just off Oxford street, London, I am very much looking forward to this fantastic opportunity to broaden my technical stitch ability and broaden my professional scope of expertise. […]