Woman (2nd depiction)
Girl . Cancer Survivor . Sex . Lust . Nurture . Comfort . Warm. Provocative. Wonky. Breastfeeding . Strength . Controversy. Nature . Life. Source. Feminism. Woman.
Some people sketch with pencils whilst others prefer pens. The only way I can 'draw' is with a needle and a bit of thread. I draw out my ideas on a piece of linen before intricately traversing each line with twice mercerised cotton thread. The result is a minimalist piece of hoop art on a nudish-petal pink cotton linen. Framed within an black oval hoop measuring approx 7cm x 10cm, neatened on the reverse with acrylic felt (kinder to your walls).
This is my second version of this theme. However, the very 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.
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.