Betty Morris

My work is inspired by my love of landscape and nature and of the changes caused by the passage of time-- “pleasing decay”. The North York Moors with their sheep and old waymarking stones, the woodlands of Lancashire, the old abbeys are sources for my work which are based on my sketches and photographs.
I use both free machine stitching and hand stitching combined with paints, dyes, applied fabrics and handmade papers to suggest the colours and textures of the landscape.

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Flowers in a Tiffany Vase BM
The Church by the Shore, Cyprus BM
Dancing Cranes
Above: Church by the Shore, Cyprus
Size: 50 x 30cm
Materials/techniques: Hand and free machine stitching
Above: Dancing Cranes
Size: 25 x 20cm (inc frame)
Materials/techniques: Hand stitching. 
Source: Relates to Chinese embroidery
Above: Flowers in a Tiffany Vase
Materials/techniques: Applique and stitching
The Red Tree BM Left: The Red Tree
Size: 46 x 36cm
Materials/technique: Hand and Free Machine Stitching using dissolvable fabric and applique
Combo Gardens, Fife BM
Right: Cambo Gardens, Fife
Size: 36 x 30cm
Materials/technique: Hand and Free Machine Stitching using dissolvable fabric and applique
Canal, Venice BM Brougham Castle

Parc Monceau

Above: Canal, Venice              
Size:   12”x12”
Materials/technique:  Applied fabrics and paper; hand & machine stitch
Source: Views of Venice, based on sketches and photographs

Above: Brougham Castle.
Frame size:   13"x10"
Materials: papers,silk papers,
machinestitching on dissolvable fabric.
Source: my sketches of the
castle at Penrith

Above: Parc Monceau
Frame size: 18"x14"
Materials: Applique of dyed silks etc.,hand and free machine stitching.
Source: a Parisian park with a wonderful collection of statues and monuments.On my last visit there was beautiful autumn colour.
Design based on my sketches and photos.

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