Iris Reticulata #3     

Iris Reticulata #5     

Verge with Scabious     

Verge with Poppy     

Silk canvasses are a more recent development in my work and I find myself returning to the themes which first inspired my embroidered pictures: landscapes and plants. Some pieces are more abstract while many are representational but all are inspired by the colours of the subjects.

Textures, too, are important in the canvasses. The main colours of the design are painted onto white silk habutai and then texture, detail and more colour are added with machine embroidery, using a variety of threads. The finished design is then mounted onto plain silk dupion and the whole piece stretched on a framework and backed ready for hanging.

The canvasses are treated with a stain-repellant and are easy to keep clean by an occasional dusting with a soft brush.

I am happy to work to commission interpreting your favourite garden or landscape as an embroidered canvas.



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