Meet the Artist – Karina Thompson

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the digital machine embroidery of Karina Thompson. Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019.

Textile artist, Karina, embraces digital data & digital technology in her work. She explains how she uses Photoshop, digital embroidery, free motion long arm quilting & digital print onto fabric, to create her uniquely embroidered textile art.

Karina’s “1 hour’s production = 1.5 miles = 15 lengths” large embroidered piece was part of the ‘Cloth and Memory 2’ exhibition at Salts Mill, Saltaire. It is stitched on woollen cloth woven in Yorkshire.

Meet the Artist – Rosie Gee

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful hand embroidery and beadwork of Rosie Gee. Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Couture Embroiderer, Rosie Gee, guides us through her sketch book & explains the design process she takes from creating an initial sketch through to hand stitching the embellishment. Rosie is a recent graduate specialising in couture hand embroidery and is amongst the 25 international finalists of the Hand & Lock Prize For Embroidery 2019 for emerging hand embroidery talent in fashion and textiles. Recipient of an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate Award 2019/20 and a graduate from BCU Textile Design currently working at Ralph & Russo.  

The Sound of the Kenwood Chef

It’s that time of year again, when I feel the pressure of yet another deadline! This time it’s for The Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge. The topic is “My Favourite Things”. My piece is called “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”.

” One of the most memorable sounds from my childhood, is the sound of my Mum’s heavy, metal Kenwood Chef, whirring away. The smell of home baked cakes, pies and bread filled the house. Saturday mornings was the highlight of the week. Me, my three sisters and two brothers, waited patiently until Mum said we could eat the first batch of warm Victoria Scones.”

Have you submitted work too? Leave a message below and let me know. I’d love to see it when the Guild next exhibits them on their stand.

The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The sound of the Kenwood Chef
The final stitch
The final stitch

It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of my other embroideries – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February 2019 and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August 2019 (which are part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition). All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Guild across the UK.