I work on a wide range of commissions through the year, ranging from paintings, mixed media pieces, embroidered pictures to bespoke cards.
Below are some examples of the types of pieces people have commissioned me to create.
If you have an idea for something you would like me to make for you, a friend or loved one; similar to those below or something entirely different, contact me from the HOME screen and we can take it from there.
It's always enjoyable creating something new!
Some people want a framed piece that shows a special place or captures a special time.
Here are three commissioned pieces, two A4 pieces that were birthday presents showing beloved family gardens, and an A2 embroidered picture of Paris that was a memory of a treasured holiday.
I worked from photographs supplied to me to create the works which were made on a fabric base using free-machine embroidery, fabric paint, smaller fabric appliqué, and lots of different coloured embroidery threads. In addition with the mixed media Paris piece, I used a combination of paper and fabric collage, paint and pastels.
Price for a framed A4 piece: from £150
Prices for smaller pieces would vary.
A commission to create an embroidered picture of a friend or loved one's house, makes a lovely gift for a new home present, special birthday or other occasion.
Or you could commission me to capture your own house, for you to display in your own home.
The representation is up to you, whether you want the house stylised or more detailed.
Elements such as shrubs, climbing roses and pets make them even more personal, and the name of the house or road can also be added.
Here are some favourite examples i've made over the years, the first three are approximately A5 and the fourth approximately A4.
I work from photographs of the house and create the piece using fabrics and free-machine embroidery.
Approx A5 piece framed from £60
Approx A4 piece framed from £100
For this commission, the parents of the bride wanted a special piece as a wedding gift for their daughter and son-in-law; to frame as a memory of the day.
Each image within this large piece was individually made, using papers, new and vintage fabrics, including silk and lace, with free-machine embroidery.
The images were designed to reference the colours and style of the couples wedding.
I can work to any design or format you may have in mind.
Unframed A4 pieces from £100
Personalised framed name pictures are a popular commission to celebrate new babies, birthdays, weddings or any other joyous occasion.
Felt or fabric pattern bunting is cut out and stitched with the letters of your chosen name, with any specific colour choices you might want for the occassion, (adding sequins if you wish).
Alternatively i can embroider the name or names onto plain fabric and design a suggested image to go with it.
For a child this could be a favourite animal, toy, flower or initial, cut out of fabric and appliqued onto the background fabric.
A6 - A5 Framed Prices:
Bunting: Up to 5 letters: £20.00
Bunting: 6 to 9 letters: £25.00
Bunting: 10+ letters: £28.00
Name and Image: £28.00
It’s really special to receive a personalised card, whether it’s for a wedding, a new baby’s arrival, a birthday celebration, retirement, leaving work or going travelling.
I love making personalised cards for people and can make them to any colour theme requested.
Here are some examples of the one-off cards i've made recently.
Sizes range from A6 - A5.
I use fabrics, hand made papers and free-machine embroidery to make the cards.
They come with pale pearlescent envelopes in a biodegradeable clear sleeve.
A6 card from £7.50
A5 card from £12.50
I often get asked to make a special one-off picture for someone leaving their job, retiring, or making a change in their lives; or to show what a special person they are to a friend.
A group of friends or work colleagues might get together to commission a personalised picture, showing the person's favourite things, what they're going off to do, or what lifestyle change they're about to make; wishing them well with a special gift.
Here are a few examples of pieces made using fabric applique, free-machine embroidery on linen fabric backgrounds.
Approx A5 piece framed: from £45
Approx A4 piece framed: from £100