Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge Edition

I’m thrilled to have two pieces of my work in latest digital catalogue from The Embroiderers’ Guild. ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ (Life’s Rich Pattern Challenge) and ‘The Sounds of the Kenwood Chef’ (My Favourite Things Challenge). You can see more by clicking the link below.

https://www.flipsnack.com/Embroiderersguild/members-challenge-awards-2020.html

Take Time to Smell the Roses - Embroiderers' Guild Challenge 2019 - Detail of the work
Take Time to Smell the Roses – Embroiderers’ Guild Challenge 2019
The final stitch
The Sound of the Kenwood Chef – The final Stitch. Hand embroidered onto a vintage pillowcase that belonged to my Great Grandmother.

The challenge theme for next year is ‘Exquisite Containers’ – are you taking part?

Hillary Waters Fayle – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful and detailed botanical hand embroideries by artist Hillary Waters Fayle.

Each and every project is a “connection between nature and the human hand”. She collects, sorts and carefully prepares each leaf before beginning the process of marking and slowly hand stitching.

In this YouTube, Hillary shares her fragile work and explains how she creates her art. Her latest commission will be displayed in the US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Images courtesy: https://www.hillarywfayle.com

'Caught in Spring' - hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
‘Caught in Spring’ – hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
'Blue Iris' - hand embroidered leaves by Hillary Waters Fayle
‘Blue Iris’
Ginko leaves embroidered using Insertion stitches by Hillary Waters Fayle
Ginko leaves embroidered using Insertion stitches
Cutwork and embroidery by Hillary Waters Fayle
Cutwork and embroidery

You can find more inspiring embroidery in my previous post featuring textile art from The Society for Embroidered Work.