What originally began as a curious part-time hobby has now turned into my absolute favourite thing to do every day.
Two years ago whilst in my second year at university, I embroidered my first ever hoop. Ever since then I have embroidered an assortment of woodland and wildlife themed art & custom pet portraits.
I love using this medium as it is timeless, unique and requires a lot of patience. I embroider with one strand of DMC embroidery thread at a time as this allows me to get capture the finest details possible. The most challenging part is trying to find the perfect colour for a portrait, as you can’t easily mix colour as you would with paint, thus I have to create the illusion of it! Each 5″ hoop can take between 13 – 18 hours, & I like to spread sessions over a couple of days as embroidery is very labour intensive.
You can buy my works on Etsy.
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