I have a love for embroidery and there’s usually an unfinished hoop in my handbag. My pattern design work is often inspired by cross-stitching and vintage embroidery patterns which I scan in and use as a visual starting point for my geometric designs. A selection of original stitched paper textile art is available in my Pixel&Thread etsy shop. I’ve worked on a number of exciting projects over the years and am interested in exploring contemporary embroidery collaborations.

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GIANT CROSS-STITCH

A project for Coats GmbH, launched at the h+h fair in Cologne, 2015. I created a series of projects that utilised traditional cross-stitch but dramatically upped the scale! The project involved designing motifs for a range of homewares and fashion items using Anchor wools and soft cotton threads. A pattern book was published detailing instructions on how to create the projects and I travelled to Germany to demonstrate my techniques at the show. 

UPCYCLE

Written by Rebecca Proctor and published by Laurence King in 2015, I was one of 24 international product designers invited to contribute to the book. Inspired by the trend for recycling and craft, readers can follow the designers step-by-step instructions and create their very own piece of high-end upcycled design for the home. I took the opportunity to fuel my collage addiction and created a piece of embroidered wall art using cardboard and paper fragments, including envelopes, sweet wrappers and hand-written letters.