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I offer a range of services (including commissions) and also courses for you to join. Please do take a look.

Black work nude

This piece is stitched on high count fine white linen with single strand DMC, silk machine thread and ultra fine monofilament silk. Black work is an ancient technique supposedly it came over with Catherine of Aragon, as the patterns were inspired by the Moorish tiles of the Alhambra. This piece is a modern take, using the changes of thread thickness and breaking down of the pattern to achieve detailed shading.

Crewel Work

This piece is based on the traditional tree of life found in most Jacobean pieces. It’s stitched on linen twill and with Appleton’s crewel wools. This piece is more of a sampler using a huge range of stitches as part of the learning process.

Jointed Doll

This soft sculpture piece has a jointed body and stitch shaped head,with wool and silk hair and was inspired by the dancers of the rio carnival, she made of silk and cotton.

Silk Shaded Peach

This technique can be called thread painting of silk shading, its stitched on silk dupion using single strand dmc. The piece is stitched from a botanical water colour.

Silk Shaded Donkey

This is a more advance piece of silk shading, as fur has more layers than a plant. this piece is stitched from a photograph and is done on pale blue silk dupion and single stranded DMC

Goldwork Cameo

This is a basic gold work piece exploring the beginnings of padding, couching techniques and cutwork. The piece was inspired by a photo taken at a friends 20’s themed party. It’s stitched on silk dupion, using Japan 8 thread, twist and rococo, smooth purl, bright check and pearl purl gold work wires.

Goldwork Fox

This piece is a recreation of a private commission for mens fashion week. Its stitched on Lorno piana cashmere, using the full range of gold threads and wires available. A fleck of copper was added to deepen the eye colour.

Goldwork Peacock

This is an advanced piece of goldwork, including or nué over carpet felt passing, spangle, 371 synthetic metal threads, a range of coloured wires over various padding options. It’s stitched on silk dupion in silk threads.

Stumpwork Snow Drops

This is a simple piece of stump work using floristry wires to support each individual petal. The piece is stitched on linen using DMC stranded cottons.