Throwback Thursday. This is one of my favourite pieces. I wanted to try stumpwork technique to recreate Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairy.


Actually, the whole piece looks like an opened book.


When I was mounting this piece, the Duchess of Cambridge (Yes! It’s Catherine!) came to visit us at Royal School of Needlework. Before we had a good conversation, she said, ‘Oh it’s 3D!’ and nearly touched the fairy. Of course she knew that you’re not supposed to touch the embroidery artwork…

This piece is also special for me as it is in Sophie Long‘s ‘Mastering the Art of Embroidery’



Here’s how I worked on this piece. Enjoy the slide show!

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