Meet the Artist – Catriona Charlton

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful Costume Design & Embroidery of Catriona Charlton. Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Catriona explains how she designs & creates her detailed costumes for film & TV. She shares the process she utilised to develop the costume for ‘Brimstone’ – a character from ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ by Laini Taylor – she shares her samples which include a variety of needlework techniques such as digital embroidery, hand & free-machine embroidery, crochet, smocking, goldwork & beading. Catriona received an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate 2019 Award & exhibited at New Designers 2019 in London.

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.  

Stitch Magazine – I’ve an article in the new edition!

I’m so happy that an article about my work has appeared in Stitch Magazine Issue 123.

I was contacted in November 2019, to write a piece about ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’. It appears alongside the other winners from the Embroiderers’ Guild 2019 – ‘Life’s Rich Pattern’ Challenge.

Article in Stitch magazine Issue 123
Article in Stitch magazine Issue 123

This follows another mention of my work in Contact Magazine – I talk about a creative journey in 2019, through my Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition piece – “Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie”, and also the piece I exhibited at The Festival of Quilts – “The First Day in the Mill”.

Thank you to the Guild for sharing my work. I hope I’ve inspire others to gave a go and exhibit their embroidery.