Mister Finch & ‘The Wish Post’ Exhibition

I’ve just returned home from a relaxing two week stay in Lancashire. Family, lots of tea and plenty of vintage shopping! As you may know,  I’m always on the hunt for some indulgent textile inspiration, so on my way back south I swung by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see a collection of work by the fabulous Mister Finch.

In this beautiful exhibition, spread over two floors,  I discovered the woodland characters featured in his new ‘The Wish Post‘ book.

It wasn’t long before I was drawn into the fairy-tale world of Mister Finch.

Mister Finch - Downstairs I was greeted by a jolly long-tailed rat and his two tiny companions. Each covered from head to toe in vintage textiles, embroidery and beads.

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Embroidery – Hares, Hearts and Hexies

The wonderful Autumn weather brings with it the most vibrant colours and those cool, blue, crisp days. It’s around this time of year that I retreat into my sewing room to rediscover textile projects and some long forgotten embroidery that needs a little tweaking or finishing. This year it includes Hares, Hearts and Hexies.

Mr Hare and Mr Fox

My latest thing is mounting work in anticipation of new hanging space in my home.  Also helped by a fast approaching deadline for a local quilt show.
Some pieces have been moved around my sewing room for so long that the thought of having to frame them has made me really focus.  Pushing me to work on ‘how to finish’ the piece.  I’ve sourced some fabulous white frames and I’m now on a roll. Continue reading “Embroidery – Hares, Hearts and Hexies”