Postcard Project – ‘Artists Responding To’

'Artists Responding To' Postcard Project Book

I am pleased to announce that ‘Pandemic Object 2020’ has been selected for inclusion in the ‘Artists Responding To’ Postcard Project Book. Pen drawing onto card ; Size 10cm x 15cm. This is the third piece of art I completed during Lockdown #2 in November 2020. The others are ‘4 Hours in History’ and ‘Self Portrait’.

'Artists Responding To' Postcard Project Book
‘Artists Responding To’ Postcard Project Book
Pandemic Object 2020 Sewing Machine
Created during Lockdown #2: Pandemic Object 2020 – The Sewing Machine
Pandemic Object 2020 Sewing Machine
Pandemic Object 2020 in Print
Pandemic Object 2020 Sewing Machine featured in the Postcard Project Book
Detail: Pandemic Object 2020

“The Postcard Project has been an incredibly moving and emotional project. 2020 has been an unpredictable year, consumed by a global pandemic, environmental turmoil and political warfare, but we have also experienced community and action

…. At the beginning of November 2020, and the start of the UK’s second national lockdown, ARTISTS RESPONDING TO … sent 200 postcards across the UK to 200 artists. These artists were invited to reflect on the year 2020 and create artwork directly onto the postcards. The postcards involved in this project have been curated into an Art Book. The artworks in this book share personal experiences that we can all relate to, and although they are small in size, they are hugely powerful

….. Seeing how much this year has affected every artist in such different ways has really put this year into perspective. The book allows us to experience the artist’s stories in such a raw and honest way, which is sure to evoke a whole array of emotions for our readers.” – Artists Responding To.

Artworks will be on exhibition in 2021 (dependant on Covid restrictions).

Copies of the Book are available to buy from

Poster:  The Postcard Project
2020 Project Poster

Self Portrait Exhibition

Knitting & Stitching Website featuring - Hand embroidered red thread in couching stitch.

I’m pleased to share with you my submission to Beyond The Knitting & Stitching Show ‘Self Portrait’ Exhibition 2020. It’s entirely hand stitched and measures 74cm x 74cm. From initial design to final stitch it took 19 days to complete. Created on a vintage linen bed sheet and couched in my favourite red embroidery thread.

Browse the submitted art works in the Self Portrait Exhibition and vote for your favourite piece for the ‘People’s Choice’ by following this link.

The design started with an initial self portrait – the competition required that the face -front or side profile – needed to be approximately 20cm x 30cm. After that, I filled the cloth with words and thoughts that fill my mind.

Please show your support for all the textile artists and the Knitting & Stitching Show by voting on-line.

hand embroidered Self Portrait exhibition submission
‘Self Portrait’

Detail and the back of the work.

Hand embroidered  red thread in couching stitch.
Back of Self Portrait
Detail: Hand embroidered  red thread in couching stitch.
Self Portrait Exhibition. Hand embroidered red thread in couching stitch.
Close-up ‘Self Portrait’