Monday, December 30, 2013

New in the shop!

There's a new cushion cover in my etsy store :) One of a kind, screenprinted and hand 
embroidered in my original Golden Penda design. 

So glad to have finished it in time! If ever there was a project that has spanned a good 
part of a year, then for me, this is it. It started as an experiment in layering different 
screenprinting designs and then my rediscovered love for embroidery was added into 
the mix.

Anyway, it's finished and it's in my shop :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New work!

Hello! Yes, it's been ages. The silly season has taken over here. There are many new 
projects on the go, but as yet none have been finished. Just so you know I am still on the job 
I thought I'd post a new work – still very much a work in progress – called Urban Planning.

This is a very personal project for me. I started with some painting and over-printing, playing 
with making marks. Then I over-printed a map of where we used to live in London and began 
sewing a random hexagon grid pattern as the next layer.

From there the layers of fabric, silk and lace have been steadily building up. I'm trying not to 
plan this part too slavishly... I want it to be the chaotic growth of a city that happens no matter 
how assiduously one plans its grid ;)

Anyway, still a work in progress. Here's to one day actually finishing! ;)