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Magenta Leaves

Magenta Leaves

The stitched panel measures 13.5 inches x 13.5 inches
34cm x 34cm

It’s mounted onto a black box canvas panel which measures
15.75 inches x 15.75 inches x 1.5inches
40 cm x 40 cm x 4cm

This piece was inspired by the persicaria that we grow in our garden. I used rusted fabrics as the foundation with appliquéd fine silk, tulle and gauze. It is heavily embroidered by hand and is ready for display  on its black box canvas panel.

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

This appliquéd and embroidered panel was inspired by an ancient farm building I spotted on a walk near my home. The windows had long gone and the plants and trees were invading the space. The leaves were touched with the first signs of cold weather colour. I’ve worked with a wide range of fabrics including hand dyed cotton, fine silk and tulle. There is a combination of free motion machine quilting and lots of hand stitched detail and I’ve modified some of the layers with  a delicate touch of pale pastel.

The appliquéd and embroidered panel measures 13.5 inches x 13.5 inches
34cm x 34cm

It’s mounted onto a black box canvas panel which measures
15.75 inches x 15.75 inches x 1.5inches
40 cm x 40 cm x 4cm

It is ready for display and needs no frame.

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White Magnolia

White Magnolia

12 inches x 12 inches x 1.5 inches
30 cm x 30 cm x 4cm

This is an original watercolour painting of the Magnolia Stellata blooming in our garden against a backdrop of silvery artichoke leaves. It’s painted onto a deep edge box canvas panel that has been treated with a watercolour ground to enhance the texture and make the canvas receptive to the paint. The finished painting has been sealed with cold wax and is ready for display. It needs no frame.

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Paintbox 2

Paintbox 2

51 inches x 29 inches
130 cm x 74 cm

This is the second quilt I made inspired by my precious paintbox. I firstly painted the box using oil pastel with watercolour washes and then the painting was scanned and digitally printed onto cotton fabric using fibre reactive dyes. I rarely clean the mixing palette, preferring to let my favourite colours flow from one painting session to the next – my free motion machine quilting follows the contours of the stains and spills on the wood of the box as well as the patches of colour in the half pans and those left in the china mixing palette. It was a joyous piece to work on!

 

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Strips and Garlands Quilt

Strips and Garlands Quilt

20.5 inches x 20.5 inches
53 cm x 53 cm

This colourful little quilt features strip patchwork using hand dyed cotton fabrics with hand painted garlands of leaves and berries. It combines free motion and guided machine quilting with hand quilting at the corners. It would make an ideal centrepiece for a dining table or sideboard.

£150 includes postage

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Pink and Blue Swallows Pincushion

Pink and Grey Swallows Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features two blue and grey swallows which were digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and it has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

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£25 includes postage

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Two Swallows Pincushion

Two Swallows Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features two blue and pink swallows which were digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon and soft metallic threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted with a little hand worked seed stitch for added texture. The texture of the quilting has been enhanced with copper metallic fabric paint. It has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage