April 17, 2014


Back in January, Emily Beeson of Young Gold Teeth did a blog feature on some of my embroidery work. The YGT Collective are hoping to put on a group show entitled SKIN at the Gallery on the Corner in London on 10th May and I’ve loaned my two ‘Bed’ pieces for display. (The show will focus on body perception in contemporary culture.)

They’re still working towards funding the exhibition, so if you pledge some money towards their Kickstarter campaign, they’re offering a bunch of rewards donated by the artists involved. I’ve contributed ten signed A4 prints of the four pieces featured above.

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March 21, 2014


I get a lot of requests for finished pieces based on this pattern but I very rarely make ‘em because it’s very stitch heavy and if I said ‘yes’ every time it was requested, I’d never have time to make anything else. And I’d get bored shitless.
As it stands, I’ve just finished three. Fill your boots.
(Available framed in gold or framed in black.)

I get a lot of requests for finished pieces based on this pattern but I very rarely make ‘em because it’s very stitch heavy and if I said ‘yes’ every time it was requested, I’d never have time to make anything else. And I’d get bored shitless.

As it stands, I’ve just finished three. Fill your boots.

(Available framed in gold or framed in black.)

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March 8, 2014


A wedding gift for our friends who are getting married today.

(It’s going to be a messy weekend; this is a queued post.)

x.

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February 21, 2014


More Nick Cave lyrics. Because…Nick Cave.I went to see him play at the Koko Club last November for my birthday and I cried like a baby.
(This piece is available here.)

More Nick Cave lyrics. Because…Nick Cave.
I went to see him play at the Koko Club last November for my birthday and I cried like a baby.

(This piece is available here.)

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February 18, 2014


I made this during Season 1 of Orange is the New Black but I’m only getting around to posting it now because…yeah.
Netflix and sewing are the opiates of my people.
(Available here.)

I made this during Season 1 of Orange is the New Black but I’m only getting around to posting it now because…yeah.

Netflix and sewing are the opiates of my people.


(Available here.)

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February 14, 2014


A miniature beaded Valentine for you - because I’m not definitely not sharing my auto-romantic Valentine’s Day pizza later.
(This is available to buy.)
x.

A miniature beaded Valentine for you - because I’m not definitely not sharing my auto-romantic Valentine’s Day pizza later.

(This is available to buy.)

x.

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January 28, 2014


This was a wedding sampler done on commission recently. As you might have guessed, the couple were married in New York on Christmas Eve, so I took that as the basis for the design.
(Apologies for the lack of a better picture…!)

This was a wedding sampler done on commission recently. As you might have guessed, the couple were married in New York on Christmas Eve, so I took that as the basis for the design.

(Apologies for the lack of a better picture…!)

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January 8, 2014


For my mother.

For my mother.

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November 19, 2013


Oh, Hi.

If you’ve followed my embroidery blog for any length of time then you’ll probably be familiar with the occasional blackouts.

My work schedule can be fairly erratic; my ‘day’ job is in theatre and I’m currently working on a (quite brilliant!) show as part of the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Belfast and that is taking up all of my time.

I’ve been getting some lovely tweets and links to some new articles featuring my embroidery work recently and I just wanted to say two things:

1. Thank you! (I’m bad with handling compliments but it’s really very kind and I appreciate it very much.)

2. Come December I’ll be on a less demanding show and back in the embroidery saddle, so you can expect to see new things very shortly…! I’m excited. 

x.

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September 18, 2013


This is a slightly different (less self-censored?) version of this post. Thanks for all the notes on it.
This piece is currently for sale, you can contact me directly if you’re interested in it.  (I have a feeling it might not be entirely at home on Etsy which is why I haven’t listed it there.)

You should also know that the devil made me stitch this.

This is a slightly different (less self-censored?) version of this post. Thanks for all the notes on it.

This piece is currently for sale, you can contact me directly if you’re interested in it.  (I have a feeling it might not be entirely at home on Etsy which is why I haven’t listed it there.)

You should also know that the devil made me stitch this.

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August 12, 2013


fingerpricks:

Cooked up this commission for Mr. Tiernan of A.U. Magazine. 

Heading to my local Breaking Bad Support Group to watch the new episode and remembered…this!

fingerpricks:

Cooked up this commission for Mr. Tiernan of A.U. Magazine

Heading to my local Breaking Bad Support Group to watch the new episode and remembered…this!

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repeat from FingerPricks

August 6, 2013


Cherry Pie!

Cherry Pie!

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Owl Glyph.

Owl Glyph.

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The Black Lodge.

The Black Lodge.

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I made a little series of Twin Peaks miniatures. I’m thinking of doing a pattern set for these if anyone might be interested in making them too.
(For now, if you’d like a finished one, I’ve listed all three in my Etsy shop.)
YUB MEHT, HAEY?

I made a little series of Twin Peaks miniatures. I’m thinking of doing a pattern set for these if anyone might be interested in making them too.

(For now, if you’d like a finished one, I’ve listed all three in my Etsy shop.)

YUB MEHT, HAEY?

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