When I’m not rustling up cushion covers and cross-body bags I specialise in anatomical embroidery. I know, I know, it’s unusual. Thing is, I’ve always adored human anatomy and sewing so what better than to put the two together to come up with something really special?
Each anatomical embroidery I do is on an 8 or 9 inch embroidery hoop and each image is anatomically correct and done by hand as I work from a range of medical books and dissection manuals to get the details spot on. This means I can study the texture of the organs on which I’m working to try to replicate them in the stitching. Each hoop is worked with a mix of satin stitches, couching and French knots on calico, depending on the organs I am interpreting, and the backs of the hoops are covered with a complimentary colour of felt. Each hoop takes up to three months to create and it’s a process that begins with basic colours upon which I build up the shading and other details.
I take commissions, of course, so am open and willing to all sorts of suggestions. So far my work has been bought by surgeons and other clinicians so I must be doing something right!
If you have any ideas or questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org where we can discuss your requirements. No question is too daft and I’m happy to help i you need guidance in choosing an image too.