Hand Embroidery

Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery 2016

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I’m over-the moon to be in the finals for the International Hand & Lock prize for embroidery 2016.

The live-judging and prize-giving is on the 3rd November at Bishopsgate Institute, please book tickets here

It promises to be a fantastic, gripping night, not to be missed by artists/designers as the networking possibilities will be immense! and it would mean the world to have your support.

Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery 2016

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After months of dedication to one project, I ¬†finally got these guys in for Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery 2016…keep everything crossed! ūüėÄ





Little Bird stitches…..

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Last night I shut the computer down, closed the sketchbook and stitched onto tiny little doilies….very therapeutic and reminded me how much I love hand embroidery…..

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Hand embroidery is something I have always been very passionate about, ever since my first year at university I would embellish into my print samples with intricate detailing and beading.

Since graduating I find that with tight design deadlines and commercial constraints it is an art which I rarely have time to indulge in.

However¬†several weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given an internship at the¬†prestigious ‘Hand and Lock’ – School of Embroidery, where on my final¬†day I was allowed to work on my own project. Looking through pages of forgotten drawings¬†in my sketchbook I was able to¬†recycle a few ideas!

My aim is to continue working into this sample in my free time ie: work breaks and when travelling, making this otherwise wasted time productive.