Textiles

My textile pieces are very diverse and organic. I love working with texture and colour, combining stitch with other mediums. Sometimes I hand embellish needle felting, or just create a piece using free machine embroidery. I might stitch over a monoprint or directly onto paper. 

There are no rules - just being brave and intuitive!

Detail of church embroidery
Detail of church embroidery

I was thrilled to have a commission to produce an embroidery to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary

Embroidery for a special occasion
Embroidery for a special occasion

Embroidery of a church to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary

Some slow stitching
Some slow stitching

Therapy

More slow stitching
More slow stitching

Boxes of therapy

Printing and free machine stitching
Printing and free machine stitching
Printing on calico and free machine embroidery
Printing on calico and free machine embroidery

I was thrilled when the talented Mr @andrewmajor featured my textile art work on his new single.

Printing on calico and free machine stitchingA2BB882946
Printing on calico and free machine stitchingA2BB882946
Autumn leaves
Autumn leaves

Collage, print and stitch

detail of autumn
detail of autumn
My house
My house

The theme of 'my house' for a stitching project conjured up the hollyhocks that grow outside my window.

detail of hollyhocks in my garden
detail of hollyhocks in my garden
Festive robin
Festive robin

Free machine embroidery

Festive robin
Festive robin

This is a little free machined image of a festive robin. Stitched onto calico and mounted.

Swifts
Swifts

I adore swifts and love to see them swooping around the sky every summer.

Free machine lace
Free machine lace

A bird in a lacy bush of free machine embroidery

On the Beach
On the Beach

Mixed media and embroidery

On the Beach detail
On the Beach detail
Needle felt pouch
Needle felt pouch
Needle felt pouch
Needle felt pouch
Needle felt pouch
Needle felt pouch
Summer Hare
Summer Hare

Mixed media and embroidery on vintage fabric

Summer Hare detail
Summer Hare detail
Swifts at St Mary's
Swifts at St Mary's

Hand embroidery

Needle felt lap top case
Needle felt lap top case

Unique needle felted lap top case

Moondance
Moondance

This piece was made from scraps of handmade felt I have left over from making a laptop case. I have always loved hares and decided to add a couple dancing in the moonlight. It was sold to a very good friend of mine.

Textile bowls
Textile bowls

I love the therapy of crochet and here I have made some little bowls to keep those important items in. You can find them in my Etsy shop.

Pinned heart.
Pinned heart.

Pinned heart for sawdust Heart Exhibition.

Heart
Heart

Heart for Embroiderers Guild 100 Hearts Exhibition.

Summer meadow
Summer meadow

Needle felting and hand embroidered. This piece was inspired by a summer meadow in Switzerland filled with flowers. I love the green pallet of these wool tops that originated from Japan.

Dreaming of Nevis
Dreaming of Nevis

I love needle felting and embroidery and this was inspired by the tiny Caribbean Leeward Island of Nevis dominated by a volcano covered in rain forest, teaming with monkeys, birds and insects, vibrant in all shades of green, glorious sunsets and crystal clear sea. We stayed here for our honeymoon and returned 30 years later, staying in a tree house in the rain forest. This piece is created with textiles I bought on the island, needle felting, machine and hand embroidery. I have attempted to crea

Detail of "Dreaming of Nevis"
Detail of "Dreaming of Nevis"

Needle felting

Into the Heather
Into the Heather

Needle felting with hand embroidery embellishment. This piece was inspired by the heather and colours of the Scottish Highlands. It is currently on display at Wantage Museum as part of the "Another horizon"exhibtion.