Wednesday, 31 December 2014

As the Old Year turns....

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative New Year. I don't make resolutions, but I  think this quote says exactly what I would wish:

' Let our New Year's resolution be this:
We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.'

Goran Persson.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Painted and Embroidered bookmarks

I've been playing around with more ways to link drawing/painting and embroidery, and I've made some bookmarks with the resulting samples. In my stash I found some old linens and silks - so I've been mixing it up with homespun calico - and it's been fun.

These are all made/backed with silk, and finished with vintage wooden beads for weight. I used Valdani variegated threads - because I find them beautiful to work with.

These are my favourites.  Painted on calico with inks and embellished with stitch.

This Harry Potter themed one was a special gift for my very dear friend, and great supporter, Wayne - who is a huge fan of HP!