Tea-cup trees and other vintage china pieces
In 2016 the Embroiderers' Guild asked their members to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the landscape artist, Capability Brown in conjunction with the National Trust and various other groups. I belong to one of four branches of the Embroiderers' Guild who exhibited at NT Berrington Hall in Herefordshire.
I created my first pieces of embroidered trees and flowers in a vintage tea-set and it became the centrepiece of the exhibition at Berrington Hall. My work was featured on the poster for Berrington, on the leaflets given to visitors and the NT website. The tea-set was showcased in an article by Embroiderers' Guild and since then I have had pictures and articles in several national textile magazines including "Workbox", "Patchwork and Quilting" and local newspapers.
I was thrilled when leading textile artist Cas Holmes asked if she could include my work in her latest book "Textile Landscape - Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media". See cover photo. I also have a major article in "Be Creative with Workbox".
I continue to create tea-cup trees which I sell on my Etsy shop (see link above) and in various galleries. I stitch wall panels, mini landscape plaques on tiny easels and brooches. I also teach textile groups throughout the country.