Thursday, May 21, 2015

Embroidery Across the "Pond"

Kreinik's blog highlights the work of the English designer Yvonne Close who runs West End Embroidery this morning.  Like cupcakes?  Like counted canvaswork?  Then check our Yvonne's full range of charts in the second link below.

If counted canvaswork isn't your thing, then you might like Mary Whelan's art embroidery from Ireland.  She incorporates beads and stumpwork techniques into her pieces, some of which are for sale.  Mary's style is very restrained and very very beautiful.  I don't think I've seen anything exactly like it before. She also does mosaics, which you can see if you click on Portfolio and then choose the Mosaic section of her site.  The greeting cards are in the Store area.

It's inspiring to see needlework from Great Britain that's totally unlike American needlework.  Keep up the good work, ladies!

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LIZ said...

Stunning work! The mosaics--must take even more patience than needlepoint does!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I think you are right although I am partial to her embroidery because of the restraint she shows.