Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A whiff of inspiration

Since hearing about the Fashion and Embroidery show, I've been going back through my previous projects to see if any drawings jump out at me and say use me! I really loved my last 2 projects at CCAD and thought some parts could be revisited and developed. The fern and circles looked like just the thing to experiment with. So I've spent the last few days having fun with this whiff of inspiration and looking at the interplay of colours.

Hopefully with this and a few other gems I've found in my portfolios or drawn over the last few days will add to my collection of designs and look fab at the show in March.

Friday, 6 January 2012

See you there!

Happy New Year everyone and I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break and are looking forward to what 2012 may bring you.

Yesterday I received an email saying I had been selected to display my work at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show at the NEC Birmingham in March! Some of you may remember that I was sponsored in my 3rd year by Madeira and used their gorgeous threads in my final major project. It is through them that I have been awarded a spot on the stand, fantastic!!

So for the next few weeks I will be working on some smaller pieces to sell on the stand, from cards to small stitched pieces. I had been thinking I'd not done any embroidery for a while and should do some, time to get the brain ticking!

A date for your diary then, 22-25th March at the NEC Birmingham, if you want to have a peek at what will be there follow this link ICHF. It would be great to see you and might even be tempted to purchase a Ballistic Owl original.