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.


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?

Sabine Kaner – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features textile art by artist Sabine Kaner.

Sabine has a stash of old knitted garments and wool yarn, that she uses as the base for her textile art. The garments are discarded family jumpers or sourced from charity shops.

She uses her own life experiences to create her work. Each piece tells a story.

Sabine is a member of Prism and the The Society for Embroidered Work

Images courtesy: https://sabinekaner.com

image showing five shapes of long gloves - textile art created from old jumpers.
Reunion-Unity by Sabine Kaner
Sabine Kaner standing in front of her work
Sabine in her studio
Greensleeves. image showing showing the sleeve from a green jumper embroidered in multicoloured shapes
Blended Stitches. image showing parts of a purple jumper and embroidery - textile art created from old jumpers.
Blended Stitches

Pop over to my previous ‘Aran Illingworth’ post for more textile inspiration featuring pre-loved cloth.

‘The Sound of the Kenwood Chef’ has Won an Award

Very happy news. I’ve been ‘Commended for the Beryl Dean Award for Hand Embroidery’ for my work “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”. The piece was my submission to this year’s The Embroiderers’ Guild UK Members’ Challenge. I can’t stop smiling.

Allowing for the current Covid 19 situation, the plan is that all the Challenge artworks will be on exhibition at a future Knitting & Stitching Show.

The final stitch in a red and white embroidery called The Sound of the Kenwood Chef
The final stitch
A red and white embroidery called The Sound of the Kenwood Chef describing in embroidered text, my Mum baking on a Saturday morning.
AAhe sound of the Kenwood Chef

You are welcome to browse through some of my earlier pieces – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’, ‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘.