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Peacock on a Hilltop embroidery textile art by Nicky Perryman Textile and Mosaic Artist

Peacock on a Hilltop

  ‘Peacock on a Hilltop’ is a small silk painting embroidered by machine using free machine embroidery and by hand too. I’ve used some rayon and stranded cotton threads for the hand stitching (feather stitch and fly stitch. I’ve added lots and lots of sequins to build up the layers of textures especially on the […]

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Little Kingfisher Embroidery by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist

Little Kingfisher

This little kingfisher started out as a very vague silk painting. I used acrylic inks to create a mottled background and the rough outline of the bird. I wanted the bird to merge with the background to some degree, so I didn’t make the outline too crisp. I had an idea in my head of […]

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Early Influences

My mother was the first person to really help and inspire me with embroidery. She was the one who made me my first sewing kit, some of which I still have. A little needlecase in the shape of a hat, the crown holding a thimble, a cover for a small pair of scissors and a […]

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bee-eater embroidery

Beautiful Bee-eater

I’ve tried to recapture the sense of decoration and opulence I experience while visiting the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. There was so much pattern everywhere, it was quite overwhelming. Not only were there mosaics but also very elaborate plasterwork, and patterned wooden doors with large metal studs. There were also beautiful gardens full of flowers […]

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Peacock embroidery with fme and applique by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist

Pretty Peacock

Shimmer shimmer shimmer. It’s taking forever to “sequinize” this peacock embroidery.

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World Embroidery Day 30th July 2013

I only found out about “World Embroidery Day” from the Mahila Community on facebook a few days ago – it was started last year by the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild Broderiakademin. Here is the Embroidery Manifesto (PDF file in English – opens in a new window).  I love the emphasis on peace; in a turbulent world, creating […]

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Entanglement

Stitches are like plants: they grow organically if you let them, springing forth from the fertile ground of furrowed fabric. Texture upon texture, like blades of grass and stems of weeds, clashing and clustering, bending, weaving and tangling, the threads begin to create their own landscape. A wayside border of adornment that casts its own […]

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Sunlit July

The weather has been so warm and sunny recently (hip hip hooray!) that I’ve been feeling the need to use lots more yellow in my textile experiments – to be truthful the urge to use yellow started last year when we went to Andalucia and were submerged into a wonderful world of sunbaked olive groves, […]

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Wild About Poppies

Until very recently oriental poppies were flowering in my mother’s garden – in November! That seems a little crazy but I’m glad because I find them so inspiring, I can’t help but enjoy looking at them. I feel like I’ve come to the end of this particular poppy piece; “Large Poppies” and it is now […]

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Bokhara Couching

I’ve been having a little go with some hand stitching trying out various stitches. One of my favourites that I haven’t used for a long time is Bokhara couching. I like the solid, but textured effect it produces. I’ve also been trying out some shisha using large sequins and some other cretan stitches. I like […]

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