My work has become much looser as I’ve developed my textile art. Whilst working towards my City & Guilds a gauntlet was thrown down suggesting that I would not have the patience to take on the details of “Gold Work”. I naturally accepted the challenge and am so glad that I did. Using metallic threads, leather pieces, beads, chippings, spangles and other items I am really enjoying designing and creating both detailed and loose contemporary pieces. Some can be viewed under “needlefelted backgrounds and additions”.
This sea horse was inspired when seeing the Staffordshire Hoard displayed in Birmingham Museum. The ancient skills amazed me.
Tree of Life
Worked on silk with silver metallic, silk and cotton threads in three layers. First seed stitch, then couched silk threads followed by the silver.
5 from 6 in Reds and Gold
A Contemporary Norfolk Landscape.
Inspired by the Dancing Female Tomb Figures at the SCVA