Gaynor Ackers

I developed my background in traditional embroidery through my degree in Art and Design, which I completed in 1990.  I specialised in textiles and developed a passion for texture and colour.  I continued my studies with a PGCE and have been teaching in schools since 1991.  I completed my City and Guilds in embroidery during 2004.  I am currently a lecturer in City and Guilds Design and Embroidery at Eccles Farm Needlework Centre as well as teaching in schools.  I have been an artist in residence in schools and a registered schools and a registered schools project artist.

As a designer in an artists' studio centre, I have provided courses for adults and children as well as selling my work.  As a full time designer, I have designed and sold commercial art nationally and I have exhibited my textile work widely as a member of eclectic art groups.  The main focus of my work is currently as a member of One Step On.   

Peacock Feather GA

Left: Peacock Feather
Description: Machine embroidery and hand beading

Size: 30.5 x 15cm
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Floating on Air GA
Purple Posy Flower Box GA

Above: Floating on Air
Technique/Materials: Machine embroidery on organza. Hand beading and goldwork on pure silk.
Size: 20 x 20.5

Above: Purple Posy Flower Box
Technique/Materials: Machine embroidery and beading on organza/mixed fibres. Batik cotton fabric.
Size:10.5 x 10.5

Above:The Three Feathers
Description: Silk painting
Size: 5 x 51 cm

Flower Study in Blue GA Time and Lace, GA
Flower Chain GA

Above: Flower Study in Blue.
Technique/Materials: Mixed fibres embellished on felt, machine embroidery, beading and organza on calico.

Size: 15 x 45 cm

Above: Time and Lace 2
Size:27cm x 30cm
Materials: Stitched embossed copper and hand beaded   reclaimed   lace, copper wire and beads.
Above: Flower Chain
Technique/materials: Machine embroidery on organza/mixed fibres and hand beading.

Size: 15cmx30cm
Lily Hat GA Fragile beauty GA
Lily Hat Above: Fragile Beauty, Size:  20cm x 50cm
Materials:  3D machine embroidered butterflies on organza, with   hand stitching and beading  

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