Original needlework by Siobhán Barbour
A little W.I.P.!
If you like weird shit on Etsy (of course you do!) then check out etsyifyourenasty. They featured one of my old carnivorous bunny embroideries and they post some solid gold tat and some genuinely brilliant handmade things.
(And I’ve been having a dry spell but I’ve got some current works-in-progress to post soon!)
x.Etsy If You're Nasty
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.
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.
A wedding gift for our friends who are getting married today.
(It’s going to be a messy weekend; this is a queued post.)
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