Original needlework by Siobhán Barbour
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.)
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.
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.)
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…!)
For my mother.
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.
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.
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
The Black Lodge.
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 this sampler for my good friends Richard and Emma as their wedding present.
(Emma is a hair stylist and Richard is a fireman.)
I can’t wait to give it to them!
My sister works for Lush and wanted to try some cross-stitch for herself so I drew her up a pattern for their Fighting Animal Testing campaign logo with the two hares. She ain’t doing too bad!
I’ve been pretty busy with my job and travelling around a bit, so I’ve not had the time to post much new embroidery.
I’m terribly sorry and will recitify this soon.
In the mean time, if you are keen on sweet-ass embroidery that is being done RIGHT NOW, may I suggest that you follow one or all of the following from this non-exhaustive list from off the top of my head:
If you are only interested in stalking me then my personal sideblog is here. I still somehow find the time to reblog things when I’m on the bus / toilet / brink of falling asleep.