Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I have just finished stitching this Flapper Lady for a friend who fell ill & was not able to complete it. It is designed by Trish Burr & was featured in an "Inspirations" magazine. Very finely stitched in the 'silk shading' technique & I love the image! I used a combination of DMC & Anchor cotton floss.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I have just finished embroidering this as a memorial to the beautiful Rose window from our Christchurch Cathedral which was destroyed in the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand.
I printed the colour onto fabric with my printer, from my computer, then over-printed the window on top.
I have embroidered it with Reverse Chain, Split & Ladder stitch with various threads. Trimmed with Swarovski crytals to represent the stained glass.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Here is the second part of my W. Morris triptych. I am currently working on the 3rd piece. The colours will all blend once it is all put together. Keep watching!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


At long last my Aemilia Ars lace piece finished but with a few booboos! See if you can spot them! I enjoyed the journey on this but will perfect it next time around.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Celtic Tree of Life

Here is my Celtic Tree of life! I have added the words from the bible at the bottom. I downloaded the tree from the net & I think it was a tattoo. I have interpreted it in my own fashion, using hand dyed rayon thread.
The leaves on the left gradually changing to red on the right is meant to represent the changing seasons hence the wording.
My next project is another William Morris piece to go with the first piece so keep watching this space!

Monday, February 27, 2012

William Morris re-visited!

Yet to be framed. I have just finished stitching this piece of William Morris's achanthus leaves. I began by printing the image on treated fabric, then after rinsing in water & ironing on the wrong side to fix the ink, I worked the leaves in Split back stitch in a rayon thread, using 1 strand. This is one of my favourite Morris pieces & I aim to do more of them. Currently I am working on a Celtic tree so watch this space!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A little bit of fantasy!

This is "Genie" which I have interpreted in very fine stitching in DMC threads on fine linen.
I have called her "Genie" because she looks like she is rising from a bottle or in this instance a jug.
The design comes from a kids' colouring page which I found on the internet.
Who knows she may grant you a wish! Enjoy!