Sunday, 23 April 2017

Stitched textiles and accessories. Open House Studio, Hummingbird Studio. Brighton Festival 2017

It's festival time again and I'm pleased to be presenting some new work to the Hummingbird Studio Open House at 107 Havelock Rd. Brighton BN1 6GL from May 6th -28th [weekends only] 11-5pm.

 I have a lifelong love of textiles and embroidery and have developed a fascination with mixed media techniques. I'm also studying for the Distant Stitch Certificate Embroidery Certificate Level 3.and have enjoyed attending several of their Summer Schools.

 Altogether these have provided me with fabulous opportunities to experiment with exciting texture and colour effects alongside my hand and machine embroidery skills [a match made in heaven]!
I've used them to create my handcrafted accessories, handmade books and jewellery.

 You can access my previous artist statement for 2016 on

Some examples of my recent work:

Machine embroidered necklace with beaded finish

 Machine embroidered / mixed media Sunflower brooch with decorated box

Flower in a box. Mixed media and machine embroidered flower in decorated box.

Sketchbook with mixed media cover

Butterfly in a box. Machine embroidered butterfly brooch in decorated box.

 Vanity/ evening clutch bag. Mixed media background printed onto silk with hand and machine embroidered finish

Evening bag. Hand dyed silk with embroidered floral detail.

I'd  like to thank the following textile artists for their expertise and support.
 Sian Martin
Wendy Dolan
Kim Thittichai