I recently taught a course on Reflections at my house in Oswestry. We had a very productive 3 days and all the students produced lovely pieces on this theme. Its a course that has more emphasis on silk painting than some of the courses I teach. All the students were very happy with the results. Take a look on the courses page to see all the embroideries, some are complete and others work in progress
The embroidered sweater on the catwalk in Toronto in March 2013. Steven’s collection gains critical acclaim and he is now preparing for the Hyeres Festival in April when the sweater and the rest of the collection will have another outing
I embroidered a second sweater for Steven. He sent me a print of a section my original embroidery, I stitched the 2 girls and he added silcone mountains.
I have completed the embroidery for Steven and delivered it to his London studio. Safe to say he was delighted with the finished piece. It was made up into a jumper and taken to Paris with the rest of the collection for buyers and the press to see. Steven has now taken it to Toronto for a catwalk show, which is a great opportunity. This is the largest and most complex embroidery I have ever undertaken. It has been a brilliant opportunity to work with the fashion industry. Aurifil Threads in Italy sponsored the project with their cotton and wool threads in a range of weights in over 60 colours. A big thank you to them for their support
This is a new embroidery, I am enjoying exploring the limited palette and texture of winter.
I recently held a 3 day Etched in Frost course at my house in Oswestry, Shropshire. The students painted on silk and experimented with freehand machine stitching to create their pictures.
I am really impressed with their results, if you would like to see my students work its here on my website