The art of stitched textiles combines fabric painting and printing, applied fabrics
and hand and machine stitchery.
I use a combination of techniques in my stitched textile pictures and hangings. Carefully selected
fabrics are pieced, patched and stitched together, creating textured backgrounds.
Light fast pigment dyes are then applied using a variety of painting and printing techniques.
Surface texture is built up and developed, by applying more fabrics, yarns and embellishing the surface with machine and hand stitchery. The stitching emphasises the detail and further enriches the textured surface. Designs are developed into pictures and hangings in various sizes. I work from a variety of design sources, including landscape and natural forms, incorporating maps and journeys, architecture and still life. .