Beside The Coconut Chair
Botanical studies and a love for Mid-century Modernist furniture brought this little work to life. George Nelson's coconut chair has long been a favourite of mine. Introduced in 1955, it still looks so fresh. I am ever in awe of it's curvaceous form and iconic silhouette. Twice mercerised cotton floss on sky blue cotton linen. Framed within a 4" bamboo hoop, neatened on the reverse with acrylic felt and sent with a generous length of cotton twine.
I started to learn embroidery when I was 10 years old. It was my mother's way of keeping my out of mischief on the rainy days, when I had a habit of dismantling everything in sight. Tragically, she never did have the chance to teach me all she knew. A debilitating accident took away her deft needlework abilities and I just couldn't bring myself to ask her for lessons again. Since then, I have dabbled with the craft over many years and only recently have I picked up my needle and thread with the intention of 'painting' on fabric once again. I mix traditional methods and newly learned methods with a more personal rebellious modern approach.
The nature of my work means that each piece of embroidered work I create is unique and a true work of dedication . I personally double check and pack each order, ensuring that they carefully and beautifully packaged before they set out to their new homes.
+ Each embroidered work will be send carefully wrapped. A length of both black and white cotton cord and a generous sample of washi tape will be included too.