10 Embroidery Instagram feeds to follow

    1 ) Sarahkbenning       Sarah is a contemporary embroiderer who’s designs fit perfectly in today’s trends of rugs, plants, and vintage furniture. Her frames are always full of colour and have so much going on!         2) Teeteeheehee     I absolutely love Teresa’s embroidery. her illustrations are beautiful and her stitches spotless. I like how she uses empty space as part of her design concept. Her feed is always really colourful and inspirational.         3) Memorialstitches     This is the feed of artist Carrie Violet. Her designs are all quite emotional and ghostly which I love! Plus, her cat that makes the occasional appearance is simply adorable.         4) Lizlpayne       Liz Payne is one of the first textiles artists I found on Instagram and contrary to previous artists, her work is completely abstract. Her use of colour and texture really makes her work stand out.         5) Rehabbedhandmade     US-based artist, Rebecca does plant based embroideries, with cactuses being more or less the center of attention throughout her hoops. Being a fashion fanatic myself, I also like her occasional #ootd posts.   […]

Finishing 1st year

Wow, I’ve finally finished my first year of uni! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. University has definitely been a hell of a lot of work, moving on from brief to brief, with extra internships and live projects on the go. I certainly wasn’t prepared for the amount of pressure and work we’ve been given. The experience that the RSN has offered me has been amazing so far, an internship at Hussein Chalayan, working alongside textiles artists at the Knitting and Stitching show and working on the Game of Thrones embroidery for the season 6 premier. Experiences I never expected to get so early on in my degree. As well as new embroidery skills, I’ve definitely learned a lot about myself and what type of artist I think I want to be. Don’t get me wrong,I still have no clue where I want to go with it all, but It’s relieving to know that I have some sort of style in the way I work. Nevertheless, a 3 months holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. I definitely need a nice long summer break away to relax! And hopefully, I’ll also get a chance to […]

Embroidered Illustrations for my Grandmother’s Poems

This Textiles Art project is based on my grandmother’s book of poems that my brother illustrated and printed a few years back. The book contains a selection of poems that she has written throughout her life. The book is now sold to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, a charity close to my grandmother’s heart. With my grandmother passing away suddenly only last summer, I have been looking to make a sentimental piece in her honour. With her being such a big influence in my passion for textiles, and her encouragement and excitement for my studies at the Royal School of Needlework, I thought it important for me to carry on telling her stories and thoughts. This is why I tried to illustrate some of these poems through textiles and reflects the emotions that she successfully conveyed  thought  her poems. This is my grandmother’s book of poems that my brother illustrated back in 2014. You can check out some of his work at https://hugopapiernik.wordpress.com/ To start off, I choose two of my grandmother’s poems. As this project is part of my 2 nd term at uni, I decided to link this textiles art project to my two previous ones by choosing nature-based poems. I decided […]