by Anna Gillard
WHO: Anna Gillard
WHERE: Norfolk, UK
MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE: Textiles and freestyle embroidery, including felting, foils and the occasional hot implement!
FOR SALE: No
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My first recollection of embroidery is hand stitching a tray cloth as a 10 year old over 60 years ago.
Sewing and knitting were a necessity to clothe my three children.
At 50 I was introduced to freestyle machine stitching and still love all aspects of the technique.
My inspiration comes mainly from the natural world. I love the use of colour, texture, pattern and experimenting with new techniques.
I'm also attempting to work more freely with abstract ideas but I find this very challenging.
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