medieval tiles shawl 2 1996

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medieval tiles shawl 2
drawing and painting on silk organza
40×200 cms

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls informed by encaustic tiles

dionysus shawl 1997

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dionysus shawl
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. Made for a publicity shoot for Paddy’s In Arkadia touring exhibition

athena and the owl shawl 1998

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athena and the owl shawl
1998
drawing and painting on silk organza
180×40 cm

private commission

This shawl is one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls. This commission is part of a private collection

fern shawl 1996

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fern shawl
1996
drawing and painting on silk
180×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

dragon shawl 1999

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dragon shawl
1999
drawing and painting on silk
80×40 cm

private collection

one of a series of one off hand drawn and painted shawls

medieval tiles shawl 1 1997

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medieval tiles shawl 1
1997
drawing and painting on silk organza
hand fringed
80×40 cm

private collection

One of a series of one off hand drawn shawls informed by tiles found in cathedrals throughout Britain
This one is informed by tiles from Chester Cathedral

queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d 2002

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queen elizabeth’s wardrobe revamp’d
item 8 – jacket for a jubilee
2002
drawing, stencilling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton velvet
private collection
The jacket was made for the 62 Group exhibition In Context at the V&A in 2002.

Statement from the exhibition catalogue:
“Historical textiles rarely inform my work, although I give workshops on 16th century textiles using 20th century processes. This […]

tiles shawl 1998

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tiles shawl
180x40cm
drawing and painting on silk
private collection

One of a series of shawls informed by tiles found in cathedrals throughout Britain. This one is from Chester Cathedral

talecoat 1998

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talecoat

1998
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
National Lottery Commission & Northern Arts commission for Taffy Thomas
photograph: keith paisley

Described as a storytelling “juke-box”, all the images on the coat are of stories in Taffy’s repertoire; point at one and he will tell one. Paddy with Taffy in the Lit and Phil in Newcastle

an aspiring hat 1994

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an aspiring hat
1994
drawing, painting and  machine embroidery on silk & cotton velvet
public collection

commissioned by Hereford Museums, this steeple henin and wimple hat celebrates Hereford, with imagery sourced around the city. Crockets decorate a spire – Hereford Cathedral’s spire fell down

barmy knight or balmy night…. 1994

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barmy knight or balmy night or balmy knight or barmy night
1994
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and silk organza
public collection

made for the Riches of Stitches exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow. It was purchased for Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, Lancashire. It is inspired by a dream and 16thC tooled armour and a solar topee, and […]

cupola hat 1993

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cupola hat
1993
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

commissioned by the Collins Gallery in Glasgow to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Scottish neoclassical architect and designer, Robert Adam. It represents a cupola roof. The ornament is sourced from the Etruscan room at Osterley Park in west London. There was a competition […]

who will wear the crown? 1991

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who will wear the crown? or viper hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
commission for the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

made for the costume collection of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and inspired by 19th century reproduction maiolica-ware vases in their collection of applied art at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. It illustrates some […]

maiolica cherub hat 1991

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maiolica cherub hat
1991
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
private collection

one of a series of hats informed by Italian Rennaisance maiolicaware vases
the cherubs image is from the fireplace frieze at the Ducal Palace in Urbino

18thc engraving waistcoat 1989

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18thc engraving waistcoat
1989
drawing, painting and machine embroidery on satin
collection of  embroiderers’ guild
This waistcoat is one of a proposed series informed by Dutch hand-coloured prints, and was purchased by the Embroiderers’ Guild for their collection. The preliminary drawing is in a private collection

 

cornucopia dickie waistcoat 1988

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cornucopia dickie
1988
private collection
drawing, painting and machine embroidery

A dickie waistcoat with a quote: “prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue”. It was a private commission

a peach of a hat 1988

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a peach of a hat
1988
painting and machine embroidery on satin and cotton velvet
private collection

one of a series of fantastical hats from drawings for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

 

peacock topiary hat 1988

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peacock topiary hat
1988
machine embroidery on velvet
private collection

one of a series of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

san marco hat 1988

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san marco hat
1988
painting, drawing, marbling and machine embroidery on silk and cotton
private collection

informed by the ornament found in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, including the poles for parking gondolas

cornucapia 1988

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cornucapia
1988
30x40cm
drawing in ink, watercolour and marbling on paper

one of a series of drawings of fantastical hats for the The Horticulture Show exhibition at Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

18th century style grey waistcoat 1985

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18th century style grey waistcoat
1985
machine embroiderery on satin
collection of darlington mbc

The pattern shape was sourced from Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ collection of 18th century waistcoats.

18th century style flower long waistcoat 1985

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18th century style flower long waistcoat
1985
private collection
painting and machine embroidery on satin

The pattern shape was sourced from Tyne & Wear Museums’ collection of 18th century waistcoats

white dickie waistcoat 1985

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white dickie waistcoat
1985
machine embroidery on satin
private collection

One of a series of 1930s style dickie waistcoats.

18thc engraving waistcoat drawing 1988

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18thc engraving waistcoat drawing
1988
A3
ink and watercolour on paper
private collection

This waistcoat drawing is one of a proposed series informed by 18th century Dutch hand-coloured engravings. The actual waistcoat was purchased by the Embroiderers’ Guild for their collection at Hampton Court.