I design, make and create unique textile pictures. My artwork features texture and pattern with strong, vibrant coloured threads. The intricate stitches are produced by machine or hand (sometimes both) onto hand painted backgrounds or layered fabric. My inspiration comes from personal experience and the visual interest within a chosen theme. Drawings, colour studies and photographs are used as a starting point. Mountains Landscape
Brecon Beacons and Pontsticill Reservoir
My inspiration for this picture comes from a recent
visit to Ponsticill Reservoir.I was fascinated by the shape of the vast mountain
range in contrast to stillness of the non-reflective water in the foreground.
Using sketches, photos & watercolour studies, I created a painted
background onto cotton, layered with organza fabric. The final design was carefully
planned & drawn, before embroidering digitally.
Thread Painted Wave
picture was the result of studies of waves at Rhossili in the Gower. My aim was
to capture the calm ocean, growing into a huge wave, then breaking into rippled
water.I used shades of blue
and green to dye calico fabric. Then by using free motion embroidery, I created
the picture by literally drawing with a sewing machine. Only two stitches were
used, that is a running stitch & zig-zag (also known as thread painting).
Finally, I added a touch of acrylic paint to highlight the crest of the wave