Monday, 30 March 2009

ah ha!

Just managed to do this! I'm fair pleased with myself :o) These are some of the new unframed pieces I've been working on. Just the usual fabric collages using silk, muslin, velvet and free machine embroidery.
That's it for now, byeee

Wednesday, 25 March 2009


...having a go with picasa. Think I've got a lot to learn!
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Monday, 23 March 2009


Here are the dates and times for the above exhibition. It's called "STITCHED SPLENDOUR" and is work done by members of Dundee & East of Scotland Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.
It started on Sunday 22nd March 2009 and finishes on Friday 3rd April 2009. The exhibition will be open Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm and Sun 12 noon - 4pm. You'll find it at Roseangle Art Gallery, Roseangle (off Perth road), Dundee. These are just a few snapshots from a couple of the unframed pieces I put into the exhibition.

They are mostly free machine embroidery on strips of silk and velvet. I don't usually work in silk so it was nice for a change.
Bye for now,

Thursday, 19 March 2009

a grand day out..

spent some time last week at Cambo House in Fife to see the snowdrops. They have a collection of 300 out of a possible 500!So what's the first photo I post? Well that'll be the inspirational building on their grounds!!

Hadn't realised until I got home that this photo made it look like there was a light on inside the building which of course there wasn't.

Especially liked this one, of course I'm pretty keen on circles, perhaps that was the reason :o)

Hellibores!! What no snowdrops, well truth be told I'd left it a bit late to visit and most of the snowdrops were going over. I did manage to take a few photos of them. I promise there is one later on... but hey! don't you just love hellebores.!

Love the spots inside this one.

Group photo!

Stripes, well sort of...

Oh yes, sorry about the fuzzy photo but it was pretty windy the day of my visit which really made it a bit difficult, then there was the sun, not that I'm complaining but sometimes I just couldn't see the screen at all. I was lucky and only had one photo which completely missed the mark!!
Oh goodness, another one!

Here they are!!! At least some of the ones that were still flowering. The wind was a bit of a pain but I really liked to see them bobbing their heads, they looked really pretty and delicate.
Snowdrops, well not really, we were reliably informed that these were snowflakes. I hadn't known that but think they look just as pretty as snowdrops.
No stitching to show this time but I'm sure I'll get some ideas especially from the building photos. (I have more!).
Anyway, I've been busy getting some unframed pieces done for the Dundee branch of the Embroiderers' Guild exhibition, it starts on Sunday, I'll do a quick post later with the relevant info. and some stitched snippets.
That's it for now,