Hand-Embroidered 'Receiving' Blanket
I found some lovely fabric featuring these elephants last year, so decided this should be the basis for Lucy’s blanket. At the point I was making it, we didn’t know if she was a girl or boy, so they were the perfect design for both.
I couldn’t find the exact colour I was after for the main fabric, so hand-dyed natural calico light green and then sketched the design directly on to it using a friction pen.
Each elephant was appliquéd on and the rest of the design embroidered freehand.
I then finished the whole piece using the classic blanket stitch.
A private commission, I made this sketchbook/journal and created the personalised cover for a 30th birthday present.
As a lover of all things books, I wanted to create a classic sketchbook and cover for Holly, whilst maintaining a contemporary style.
The sketchbook was made with an exposed coptic stitch in contrasting colour, with handprinted endpapers.
I love this style of binding for a sketchbook as it leaves much more room to add things without distorting the pages. It also means you can open up the sketchbook flat for easier working.
The cover uses upholstery fabric so it's more robust and I also added some wadding to the spine for further protection.
i am… alternative perspectives #01
A zine made as part of my art foundation project.
Some of the illustrations are more successful than others, but it was really fun to put together and pushed me quite a way out of my comfort zone.