Monday, 21 March 2016

Moss garden

   I recently taught a stumpwork course at West Dean college aimed at producing very tiny gardens in raised embroidery. For the sample I made my own moss garden and pebbled stream in a perfume box.
This was all worked in french knots,bullion stitch,cup stitch and picots with a little mica. The box measures  7x2x15cm and is covered in linen. I see some possibilities here.......

Friday, 18 March 2016

Diabetic lace...done !

5.Normal ER

   As previously mentioned I've just exhibited a series of needlelace panels depicting cell change in diabetes. In total there are six circular pieces mounted in an old gramophone record album. Each is worked in a lovely crimson silk from Gloriana.
  It was clear from the start that I wouldn't be making a traditional piece of lace so I decided on anarchy as my main technique ! Loose tension in the backround,completely floating cordonnets,some things which don't have names and lots of picots. Each piece took about 7-8 hours from couching through to releasing from the pad. (photo of no.6 on its' way)

1.Normal mitochondria

2.Mitochondrial destruction

3.Normal insulin containing granules

4.Electron dense glycogen particles

Friday, 4 March 2016

Diabetic lace

you are cordially invited to the opening of an exhibition

Tales of Diabetes
Stories of Teeth
East London Textile Arts

Monday March 14
6 - 9 pm
The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT

Exhibition will be open to the public
Tuesday 15th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March
10 - 5 pm

I will be showing needlelace inspired by macrocellular photography of beta cell destruction during diabetes!!( it's still not finished!)


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