Tag Archives: Stitch

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 […]

Dime Bar

Damn! The ‘Dime’ bar (or ‘Daim’ as it seems to have metamorphosed into here in the UK.) This marks number 15/16 in the current series of chocolate bars re-written. I’m currently discussing exhibition space whilst planning where my work will take me next. I have many an idea still involving typography and my unique style […]

Skittles wrapper WIP

The first of my play-on-words candy wrapper that isn’t a chocolate product: ‘Skittles’. This piece isn’t quite completed yet, but as I’m having difficulty sourcing the materials for the final few touches, I’ll share it for now as it is. Here is the original, from which I re-drew the logo to suit my own sinister […]

Cadburys logo rewritten

Each country has its own universally available chocolate brand. America has Hersheys: Europe has Milka. Here in England, the (arguable) king of mass-produced chocolate confectionery is Cadburys. Founded almost 200 years ago in Birmingham by a Mr. John Cadbury himself, who specialised in drinking-chocolate powder, the brand has evolved to be a worldwide consumer phenomenon. […]

More chocolate bar labels underway

Apologies for the apparent radio silence in recent weeks. The Masters Degree has been keeping me busy with an entire new body of work I’m not yet ready to publish here. But what I can show you is the continuation of my chocolate bar label series, in which I embroider re-worded versions of existing logos. (NB: […]

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 […]

‘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 […]