Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Travelling Books Progress

Well I have really enjoyed the travelling books project so far! I have managed to keep up with it and complete samples on time. Here are some of my pages and work so far:

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Travelling Books

I have started a new project with the Embroiderer's Guild called travelling books. So far I'm loving it! 

This is how it works, you create a piece of work in a sketchbook, you then pass your sketchbook on to the next person and they create a page in your book, and so on and so on. It's working really well for me as I only need to create one piece a month which is realistic with my job. It doesn't have to fit a theme and is very flexible. 
I'm still focusing on similar colours to usual but trying to get a little bit out of my comfort zone one sample at a time! I am using some Keats poetry as my inspiration :) my samples don't stay with me so I'm taking photos as I go- I will try to update regularly.

My Cover Page

On the Sea- Keats

1st Sample (ignore the spotty ironing board underneath!!)

On a Dream- Keats

2nd Sample

Close up

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Better late than never

Well it's been a while since the embroiderers guild north wales branch exhibition but I finally have some time to put some pictures up. It was a very successful event with so much support all weekend! It was massively busy and when I took my mum to visit there was hardly any room in th coffee shop. So I was very pleased it all went so well. It was my first exhibition so I didn't put my work up for sale as I wasn't sure there would be much interest. After this event I am eager to do more and to start selling more of my work too! My New Years resolution is to do more creative things to reduce stress so I am aiming to do more textiles work. My boyfriend has given me some ideas for a new project so watch this space. In the mean time here are some pictures from the exhibition. Enjoy!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

North Wales Embroiderer's Guild Exhibition Coming Soon....

Well it's getting closer and closer to the exhibition in Craig Y Don for the EG and I have finally got myself into gear and got some work done. One piece framed and 3 others being done as I write. Now its time to get some more supporting material done. In the mean time here is a sneaky look at the work that will be displayed....

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Textile Design @ YJB Summer Exhibition

Come along and show your support for the Ysgol John Bright Textile Design students. They will be exhibiting their fantastic work at the Deganwy Quay on the 3rd of July 5:30-8pm. All pupils will be showcasing their work with a range of textile techniques. 

Nibbles provided. Free Entry.

Please show your support by bringing family and friends along. Pupils will also be selling handmade cards to raise money for their course.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Ruby Reflections

Well it's half term and I finally have some time to work on my embroidery things. At the North Wales Embroiderers Guild we are having a mini regional day soon and there is a competition with the theme of 'Ruby Reflections'. 
I must admit this theme is very different for me and my style of work so I have struggled to start but I have started with some initial drawings and then manipulated them ready to be printed onto fabric and stitched into.
It is a very different colour scheme to my usual work so I am experimenting and seeing what works best for now. I couldn't do a project without involving my usual sea creatures so I have decided to try and incorporate coral images and images of coral cells to add some texture to the reflections. Comments welcome :)

Initial Drawing
Here are some of my ideas to print onto fabric so far....

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Right, it's been far too long! lots to update: I've been teaching in Llangollen so the travelling has been taking it's toll on me and I haven't had a lot of time to be creative, also I have been very ill. Now I am on the mend and getting used to the travelling so it's time to start stitching again! I have been looking at my jellyfish prints and stitching more into them, I have been experimenting adding some collage and adding a splash of other colours to try and bring out the peacefulness and tranquility. I would appreciate any comments as I am trying to explore a few more ideas now. Thanks!

I quite like the pink in this one and how it blends it with the print, I think the print itself needs some deeper blues or maybe to be printed on a thicker fabric thats not as see through.

Not too sure about the collage although I will keep experimenting!