Thursday, 9 August 2012

My embroideries on Display at Merry Harriers

Julie, the landlady at The Merry Harriers in Hambledon has decided to give local artists space to display their work and my embroideries are the first to go on show.  As you may guess from the picture above, not only does the pub serve good food and real ales but also it has a herd of lamas which visitors take for walks in the Surrey Hills.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sale of a picture

Last month three of my patchwork pictures were in a local exhibition and one of them, Cats on the Wall, sold.  Mostly I stitch for my own enjoyment but is such a good feeling when someone else appreiates what I have done enough to buy something!

 The other pictures that were in the exhibition were the one of houses that was in my last post and this one which started off as just a sea scape but then turned into "I'd like to be, under the sea....".   A bit Janet Bolton, but I had just got her book out of the library when I made it.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A year of stitching

Last January I decided that I would take time out from the C & G Diploma course; it had taken me over a year to complete module 2; it was taking me longer and longer to do the exercises and my motivation was dwindling.   Rather than following the requirements of a course I decided to stitch what and how I wanted  and to see where that led. I have put some work in two local exhibitions and have sold a couple of pieces.
I have decided not to continue with the C & G course,  but just dip into a short course or a workshop every now and then.
Below is a some of the work I have done during the past year.

These are portraits of my chickens, "The Chicken Supremes!" - Diana, Mary and Florence, which were created as a result of me doing patchwork beasts class with Jude Hill.