Leaves

[wpg] I used my laptop screen as a lightbox and traced the images of some leaves of cow parsley or a similar plant from some photos I’d taken in the summer. I couldn’t find the silk I’d originally wanted to use – probably stuffed inside a bag somewhere? But where? So I used this hand-painted silk to cut out […]

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Green Umbel With Darker Shade

[wpg] Another update showing the darker looking umbel head with some almost blue-black flowers dotted amongst two shades of lilac ones. I was going to use some reddish purple ones which I thought would go with the purpleish stitching but they turned out to look too reddish and not the right tone at all! I […]

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Umbel Flower Embroidery

Green Umbels update

[wpg] This one has been hanging around for a while after I finished the chain stitching on it and decided that it needs stretching badly before I can continue with it. Having nowhere to stretch things doesn’t help as the corkboard I used to stretch embroideries on is in my brother’s partner’s dad’s garage collecting […]

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Catch Up

Hey! Happy new year everyone!  I hope it’s a wonderful and creative year for you! So here’s my progress lately: got back to my van after Christmas and bought an oil-filled radiator…I like cuddling it even though it is rather metallic with sharp edges which are too hard to put my bare legs on without […]

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Just a Bit Further

I’m doing  a bit on my quilt each night while watching films – well half watching them. Once I get going I get a bit intense and keep thinking I’ll just do a bit more and a bit more and before I know it, it’s the early hours. I have been watching Mongol a lot recently – I […]

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Underbrush embroidery by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist

The Charm of the Underbrush

[wpg] Here are a few pics of the Underbrush work I’ve been doing…the melted sequins meant a few casualties – particularly one large cream flower sequin which ended up looking like a blob of chewing gum. Charming. So I had to scrape that off and sew another one in the same spot and melt it […]

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Growing Complexity

I have been working on my Underbrush picture for a few days now and keep adding and adding more layers to it, trying to get away from it’s rather sombre original colour scheme. I seem to be getting rather obsessed with using an ever increasing number of sequins in layers on it, overlapping them and putting more […]

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Pens on Silk

[wpg] Following on from my obsession with Pitt Pens and loving the feel of using them, I want to try to recreate that feeling with fabric. Luckily it’s fairly easy to do with smooth silk and silk painting or fabric markers. Not sure yet how good the results will be but I’m getting there. I […]

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When Life is Painful Just…

This is done with Pitt Pens on cartridge paper. I like birds and clouds. And anything pretty really. Pretty things seem to make life nicer.

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Purple Sequin experiment

Sequin Experiments

[wpg] I’ve been working on some experiments with textures using sequins and bondaweb. I am quite pleased with how they have turned out. Some better than others though. I think it depends on the fabrics, fine silk and net seem to work better than textured fabrics with lots of stitching on them already although several […]

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