Examples of my work
I decided to recreate a small section of the Bayeux Tapestry as a present for my husband. I used a photo of the original tapestry, adapted it as an outline, enlarged it, and traced it onto the linen.
I sourced and used near-authentic threads and colours from France, and copied the exact stitches from the original. I have included smaller close-ups, so you can see the stitching.
Some schools require that names are embroidered onto bags, coats and other items of clothing.
You might prefer a unique, embroidered name, or even hand-embroidered clothing labels, rather than handwritten ones. Here are a couple of examples:
I made an advent calendar for my son for Christmas 2013. As I didn't want him to have presents or sweet treats every day in December, I made little embroidered pictures for most of the days, for him to stick on the tree. I designed and drew each picture myself (photos on the right - click on the pictures to enlarge).
I am happy to take commissions for any type of embroidery work. These include:
1: I can only reproduce images that are copyright-free, or for which you or I hold the copyright.
Example of a child's bedroom sign:
Bird and flowers
This is a piece I did some years ago from a ready-made kit. This introduced me to the technique of painting with stitches, from which I went on to develop my own designs.
This project was finished in November 2015. It is a large-scale work (50 x 55cm), framed in mahogany. I've included close-ups of the pictures, as it is difficult to get the details in focus on such a large photo.
Testimonial from the customer:
'The beautiful poem that you embroidered arrived this morning and it looks absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for all of the effort you put in - you went above and beyond my expectations and produced something that we will all treasure. Thank you so much.'