Pictures shown below are examples of work for the 2021-2022 season.
if you have questions on any pictures shown. Anne is happy to reply with
Please click any of the images below to view a larger version. Depending
on your web browser or device, you can zoom-in on the pictures, to view
the embroidery in greater detail. Some of the images are a high
resolution and may take a couple of seconds to load.
The pictures offered for sale are framed and ready to hang. The sizes
stated include the overall mount and frame size.
Since the gallery has reopened after the pandemic, the pictures shown on
the website may not still be available. Please visit the gallery or
if you have seen a picture below that you are interested in.
1. French Lavender
Overall size 30cm wide by 37cm tall. Stitching techniques include hand
dyed silk ribbon.
2. Topiary Trees
Overall size 33cm wide by 27.5cm tall. Linen covered outer mount.
3. Sea Thrift at Tintagel, North Cornwall
Overall size 35cm wide by 29cm tall. Always a spectacular sight in
early spring are the drifts of pink sea thrift clothing the cliff tops
of the north Cornish coast. Stitching technique uses French knots for
the sea thrift and hand dyed silk rods sewn to the rock surfaces. This
creates an added sense of texture.
4. Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor
Overall size 30.5cm wide by 36.5cm tall. Wistman's Wood is both a
magical and eerie place. Stunted oak trees grow over and amongst the
moss covered boulders on the upper slopes of Dartmoor. Stitching
techniques with various embroidery stitches and hand dyed silk rods
adding texture to the boulders. A larger view of the textile art is
available to view
here in greater detail.
5. The Pewter Vase
Overall size 30cm wide by 40cm tall. Hand pained and embroidered with
threads and hand dyed silk ribbons. Various embroidery stitches have
been used to create the original piece. They include French Knots and
the Turkey Knot stitch. The Turkey Knot stitch is also known as the
Ghiordes Knot. This stitch originates from Turkey. It is the rug
stitch, commonly used there and the technique has been adapted for
surface embroidery. It creates the Bunny Tail (Lagurus ovatus) grasses
in this picture. The work is presented in a shadow box style of frame
with a linen covered outer mount.
6. Bulrushes at Slapton Ley, South Devon
Overall size 31cm wide by 26.5cm tall. A larger view of the textile
art is available to view
here in greater detail.
7. Tortoiseshell Cat (Peggy)
Overall size 28cm wide by 31cm tall. Stitching techniques use silk
shading. The image of Peggy is based upon the friendly cat always in
attendance at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel.
Overall size 27cm wide by 30cm tall.
Overall size 24cm wide by 20cm tall. Framed in limed oak with linen
10. Path through the Corn Field
Overall size 33cm wide by 25cm tall. Stitching techniques include hand
dyed silk poppies. The image evokes a quintessential, pastoral english
11. Sheep and Foxgloves
Overall size 34cm wide by 27cm tall. Stitching techniques include silk
ribbon stitched foxgloves.
12. Country View with Sheep and Poppies
Overall size 34cm wide by 27cm tall. The stitching techniques include
silk ribbon stitched poppies.
13. Summer Hedgerow
Overall size 31cm wide by 25cm tall. Inspiration from Maiden Castle in
14. Sheep under the Chestnut Tree
Overall size 29cm wide by 24cm tall. Framed in a limed oak.
15. Herdwick Sheep and Lamb
Overall size 26cm wide by 29cm tall. Inspiration from the Langdale
16. Country View
Overall size 25cm wide by 32cm tall. Linen covered mount and oak
17. Summer Flower Border with Orange-tip butterflies
Overall size 24.5cm wide by 31cm tall. Summer flower border stitched
with threads and hand dyed silk ribbons. Mounted with an inner mount
of green and outer mounts and frame of pale lavender.
18. Mackerel on a Plate
Overall size 45cm wide by 30cm tall. Stitching techniques include
metallic and satin threads. Anne has adapted traditional embroidered
stitches to depict the scales and metallic sheen of the mackerel.
19. The Garden Path
Overall size 26cm wide by 35cm tall. Based on Beatrix Potter's cottage
garden at Hilltop in the Lake District. Framed with a coloured and
20. Blue Flower Border with Orange-tip Butterflies
Overall size 40cm wide by 28cm tall. The finished embroidery has had
the flowers painted onto the mount as though they are spilling out
from the border.
21. Tall Flower Border with Bees and a Blue Butterfly
Overall size 24cm wide by 31cm tall. Painted flowers spilling out over
22. Cat at the Window
Overall size 27cm wide by 33cm tall. Framed with a coloured and limed
frame. The cat has been sewn with long and short stitch using threads.
The flowers in the vase have hand dyed silk ribbons.
23. Dartmoor Gorse
Overall size 20cm wide by 26cm tall. 'When gorse is out in bloom,
kissing is out of season', so the old saying goes, as flowering gorse
may be found on Dartmoor throughout the year. Gorse or furze as it is
also known was adopted by Dartmoor sweethearts as a symbol of
steadfast love. This piece of textile art has been worked using
threads and hand dyed pure silk ribbon. Worked on calico and linen.
Framed with a shadow box using a hardwood frame. Linen covered
Overall size 21cm wide by 31cm tall. 'As for rosemary, I like to let
it run all over my garden walls, not only because the bees love it but
because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship'
Sir Thomas More (1478 - 1535). Linen covered mount.
Overall size 19cm wide by 21cm tall. Raised stumpwork embroidery made
popular as an embroidery technique in the Jacobean era. This adds a
third dimension to the finished piece. The ladybird has been framed in
a shadow box to set off the artwork. Satin threads have been used.
Overall size 17cm wide by 20cm tall. Raised stumpwork embroidery
stitched with metallic threads. Black wool felt has been used to
create the beetle's body. Stitched onto pure linen and framed with
linen mounts and a shadow box. Finished with an oak frame.
Overall size 23cm wide by 20cm tall. Worked on linen. Embroidered
using gold and metallic threads. Framed with an outer linen mountboard
in a limed oak frame.
29. Summer Flower Border with Bees
Overall size 17cm wide by 22cm tall. Limed oak frame.
30. Summer Flower Border with Orange-tip Butterfly
Overall size 18cm wide by 21cm tall. Limed oak frame. Painted flowers
spill out onto the mount.
31. Summer Flower Border with Bees and Blue Butterfly
Overall size 19cm wide by 23cm tall. Linen covered mounts with a
coloured and limed frame.
32. Summer Flower Border with Orange-tip Butterfly
Overall size 16cm wide by 21cm tall. Limed oak frame.
35. Long Flower Border
Overall size 24cm wide by 15cm tall. Mounted with a linen mountboard
and framed in limed oak.
36. Flower Border with Orange-tip Butterfly and Bumblebees
Overall size 21cm wide by 25cm tall. Hardwood frame.
37. Bowl of Flowers
Overall size 14cm wide by 16cm tall. Limed oak frame.
38. Flowers and Butterflies
Overall size 15cm wide by 19cm tall. The butterflies are hand painted
and cut out from fabric. Framed in a dark brown frame.
39. Flower Mixture
Overall size 14cm wide by 16cm tall. Limed oak frame.
40. Summer Flower Border and Blue Butterflies
Overall size 24cm wide by 27cm tall. Three small silk ribbon
embroidered butterflies. Silk ribbon and thread flowers, framed with
an outer linen mount and an ivory coloured frame.
41. Summer Flower Border with an Orange-tip Butterfly
Overall size 18cm wide by 21cm tall. Threads and hand dyed silk
ribbons and a silk ribbon orange tip butterfly. Limed oak frame.
42. Bee Sampler
Overall size 31cm wide by 31cm tall. Threads and silk ribbons have
been used to create the bees and the flowers on this sampler. The
picture has been finished with a linen mount in a shadow box frame.
The frame is ivory with gold.
43. Bee and Dragonfly
Overall size 19cm wide by 23cm tall. This picture has been stitched in
metallic threads on pure linen with two decorative buttons attached.
It has been framed in a linen mountboard, with a shadow box style,
with an ivory coloured frame.
45. Cherry Trees
Overall size 27cm wide by 22cm tall.
46. Gorse at Bench Tor, Dartmoor
Overall size 24cm wide by 31cm tall. Hardwood frame.