Mary

Artist Statement

I've been interested in needlework from being a child as my mother was a professional dressmaker and taught my sisters and me to knit and sew at an early age. Now I'm nearing retirement age I have rediscovered the joys of embroidery, and began City & Guilds Embroidery Level 3 in 2007. It was hard work, but after 5 years I finally completed it. I enjoyed the course but I feel it was just the start of things. It has helped me to identify the aspects of textile work that I enjoy (and those I don't like doing!). I hope to explore machine embroidery and computer design in more depth and develop the ideas of combining these further.

I have only recently joined One Step On and am looking forward to working with the group in the future.

 

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Emmonsail Heath; a wall hanging based on the poem by John Clare.

Hand and machine embroidery with printing on fabric.

Through the Fence.

Hand and machine embroidery with paper and soluble fabric

 

   

 

 

Mondrian Tablet Bag

Based on a Mondrian design with hand and machine stitch, beads and hand-made buttons

 

Book Cover for Photos of Lindisfarne.

Machine and hand embroidery with photographic images printed on fabric.

   

   

Lampshade

Hand and machine embroidery with beads

Lampshade on Base

Design based on patterns in a kiwi fruit

 

 

 

Alnmouth

Hand and machine stitch with printed images on cotton

 

 

 

Four Seasons tree wall- hanging

A joint projectwith my Stitch and Knit group for which I did the roots and tree trunks and put the design together

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