Juju of the wonderful band Candy Says shared an Instagram photo to show off her LZZR ring. I couldn’t help but to use that image by taking it, turning it into a pencil, then fine liner drawing and then applying my reverse backstitch embroidery on butter yellow faux suede to it. 

I took it to one of Candy Says shows and gifted it to them… because as I didn’t take the picture I didn’t feel that I could take full credit - plus I’m secretly nice.  

Skull quilt - a lap quilt made by me for ME!

Quilted by hand with individual hexagons in three colours. Inspired by the little piece of Alexander Henry skull fabric in the centre I designed the rest.

The yellow dotty laced edge bias binding was an incredibly fortuitous find. It is the narrowest binding I’ve ever worked with… and a total dream! 

Blogged here: http://nbnqnbnq.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/skull-lap-quilt-i-aint-guild-material.html  

'Sauce 2' from my Herman ze German portrait embroidery set. Created from the ‘wrong’ side using backstitch and tying knots on the working side. Full story here.

'Sauce 2' from my Herman ze German portrait embroidery set.
Created from the ‘wrong’ side using backstitch and tying knots on the working side. 
Full story here.

Embroidery of a nose? Yes. Started with a tricky bit to test creating colour, volume and texture with stitches. 
Full story here.

'Sauce 2' from my Herman ze German portrait embroidery set. Created from the ‘wrong’ side using backstitch and tying knots on the working side. Full story here. 

'Sauce 2' from my Herman ze German portrait embroidery set. 
Created from the ‘wrong’ side using backstitch and tying knots on the working side. 
Full story here

'Bratwurst' from my Herman ze German set of embroidered portraits.The ‘wrong’ side became right - and lead to ‘Sauce 2’.More here.

'Bratwurst' from my Herman ze German set of embroidered portraits.
The ‘wrong’ side became right - and lead to ‘Sauce 2’.
More here.

'Stein' portrait - I was aiming for a painterly and contemporary embroidery. The full story here. 

'Stein' portrait - I was aiming for a painterly and contemporary embroidery. The full story here

Me and my finished ‘Herman ze German’ set of embroidered portraits.
*happy dance*
The full story here if you like. 

Embroidery of Dre from my pencil drawing (done without his knowledge). Love it - but didn’t make the cut for our exhibition. 

Embroidery of Dre from my pencil drawing (done without his knowledge).
Love it - but didn’t make the cut for our exhibition. 

Continuous-ish line drawing from life stem stitched onto butter yellow faux suede*. Test piece for later final work towards exhibition pieces.*It is incredibly hard to capture the colour properly - but trust me.

Continuous-ish line drawing from life stem stitched onto butter yellow faux suede*. Test piece for later final work towards exhibition pieces.

*It is incredibly hard to capture the colour properly - but trust me.

In the highest room of the tallest tower is my lot’s show… it’s the farthest room, and as Access students we weren’t given half the resources or range of the younger ones… But it looks good… and I’m pretty chuffed. If you can swing by City of Oxford College during 10-3 this week, or 10-2 on Saturday you can see them properly… or wait until the show is over for the (otherwise spoiler) photos. My work is on the left in the above photo and Kyomi Best's clever creepy heads to the right. 

In the highest room of the tallest tower is my lot’s show… it’s the farthest room, and as Access students we weren’t given half the resources or range of the younger ones… But it looks good… and I’m pretty chuffed. 

If you can swing by City of Oxford College during 10-3 this week, or 10-2 on Saturday you can see them properly… or wait until the show is over for the (otherwise spoiler) photos. 

My work is on the left in the above photo and Kyomi Best's clever creepy heads to the right. 

Hand pieced, hand quilted and hand finished seafood themed lobster centre tablemats. Made by me for me! 

The first ones were too small to catch any splash around a plate (making me crazy at suppers), hence the outer ring of burgundy hexagons here. Perfect.