Original needlework by Siobhán Barbour
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.
Hi! Love your work!! Do you use a sewing machine for any of your work? xkkatebush
Thank you…! Anything I’ve made and posted here has been sewn entirely by hand. I’m ashamed to say that I’m almost incapable of using a sewing machine. I keep meaning to take the time to get to know one but life keeps getting in the way.
Hello! Love your work! I was wondering what sorta paint do you using when paint your embroidery pieces?toxictealady-deactivated2013070
Honestly? I’ve used acrylic paint, watercolour paint, gloss paint and…uh…nail polish. Once.
(I’ll test a few things on some extra fabric first if I’m feeling sensible.)
"At this point, I’d like to remind you there are no refunds."
This is just a reminder that I sell a handful of my cross-stitch patterns on my Etsy shop, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Etsy now has this jazzy instant digital download feature so you don’t have to wait for me to wake up or stop eating a burrito in order to e-mail you a pattern.