Saturday, 26 February 2011

More Poppies

The poppies have grown and opened, the poppy and corn field are complete. The only snag for me is that the poppies look like red frog spawn and I can not get this image out of my mind, so this makes me undecided whether I should put it into the exhibition.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

This is the last piece I am doing for an exhibition. Once again, it is based on poppies. I've painted pelmet vilene, then I free machined the mountains and corn field. I have started to hand stitch into the corn field and eventually it will have loads of poppies added to the buttom. Free machining the scenery was very theaputic for me, foot flat down on the machine, just enjoyed going backwards and forwards.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Its finished, its long enough (although I can still add on if I want), its got all its tassles and I've also added a free machine poppy.

Just for fun
How many animals can you get into a pair of tights (pantihose) Answer next posting.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Work in progress

This is a piece I am doing for an exhibiton called "Natural World" by the Stitch-in-9 Textile Artists of which I am a member. The exhibition is being held at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in May. Just a couple more tassles and a little stitch here and there, and then hopefully it will be finished. The inspiration for this wall hanging comes from the colour of poppies and a workshop I did with Gwen Hedley.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Once you managed to do the first inch, this was an easy stitch to do.