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November 2022
Welcome to my newsletter.

‘Bijoux Specimen’ – Embroidered terrarium

This 3-D embroidery, from my book Embroidery Atelier, was on show at the recent Textile Fair at Compton Verney.

Inspired by a Bower bird’s nest, it is a twinkling confection of stitched feathers, flora and foliage, embroidery conjures a three-dimensional textural treat.

One visitor commented that it was reminiscent of a richly ornamented Fabergé piece, when she saw the creation nestled under its glass dome.

Dutch Flora

While at the Compton Verney Art Gallery I visited the exhibition Dutch Flowers, the paintings on loan from the National Gallery, London.

As I mentioned in my last newsletter I was inspired to create some embroidered samples, influenced by these stunning floral paintings of the 17th century.

Tulips and fancy anemones caught my imagination for decorative stitch – a new colourful embroidery project commences to keep me busy during the cool months of winter! More news on that in the spring…………….

Embroidered choker commission

The commission, that I mentioned last time, is nearly finished for an American client.

The starting point for such projects always commences with sketches and developing a colour story (see photo).

If you are browsing Embroidery Atelier see pages 42 – 45 for images of the choker ‘Gilded’ which has influenced the style of this commission.

And finally………………

With the festive season in mind, if you wish to purchase a gift of Embroidery Atelier for a friend or just a treat for yourself!

All overseas Christmas orders will be posted by December 1st, Europe by December 12th and UK December 16th. (Due to some postal strikes I am sending all orders as early as possible)

Please go to to purchase, or contact Sue if you wish to receive both books or as a tracked parcel and bank transfer payment.

With best wishes


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