Stitching in Wales, between the mountains and the sea  . . . . .

Life has been busy in a good way over the past several months. 

Currently I am working on Sketchbook covers as pictured above, plus re-doing, sorting out this website. That has certainly challenged the little grey cells. It is still very much work in progress behind the scenes!

Previously I was working on 7 embroideries for an exhibition in Oriel Ty Meirion our local art gallery. 4 small pieces and 3 larger.

Way back … before things had to shut because of Coved, I had been invited to take part in a mixed art show with the intriguing title of “Old Roads, Ancient  Tracks”. So while I was walking the area at in 2020 and early 2021 – I was also thinking about the kind of work I wanted to do for the show.

Part of me was hankering to do amulets, based on the work of several decades ago but I enjoy the challenge of pushing my boundaries and trying to create something new to me. The goal was to capture the feelings that the Welsh landscape evoked, but not stitching a perfect representation of the view before me. I also wanted to do the complete work on paper, but I did have to rethink that idea as the paper was slightly too fragile for what I wanted to achieve. Instead I built the work up in layers, using fragments of fabric, paper, tissue, painted bondaweb with hand stitching and free machine embroidery. This piece below also included a skeleton leaf! It is based on the woodland / river walk and Pont Fadog Bridge

Detail of an Embroidery "Clychaur Gog"

The  exhibition continues until 26th September 2021 and the opening times are on Ty Meirion website

Currently the weather is glorious – and I am making the most of it by having an early evening dip in the sea. 

In the studio I am working on smaller pieces for an event at the end of August – watch this space! More information will follow when the details are finalised. If you want to hear about the next event – then please keep in touch by entering your name and email address in the contact form at the bottom of the page to be added to my (occasional) newsletter mailing list!