Original hand embroidery pieces. These are all unique one-off pieces which I created using the finest techniques and materials. They are all mounted on acid-free card and framed behind museum quality UV protective and non-reflective glass.
I wanted to take the most common, recognisable and iconic British animals that everybody knows and loves and to represent them in stitch. I have used the technique called silk shading in stranded cottons on a base of ivory cotton felt. I wanted the pieces to look as lifelike and realistic as possible so I spent a long time studying the colours, details and texture of the fur or feathers. I almost want people who glance at them in a gallery to assume that they are a nice photograph before realising that they’re actually stitched pieces.