Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does it take to embroider a picture?
This is a question that Anne is frequently asked and she never times
how long the stitching takes. The short answer is that the the time is
reflected in the price that a picture is offered for sale. Anne can
never quantify the time because it is an evolving creation with an
original idea that Anne will often stitch for short periods of time.
Anne will leave the work for periods and then return with a refreshed
thought process of what she is aiming for.
- Where does Anne get her ideas and inspiration from?
After a short time of embroidering the pictures, Anne began to notice
garden and countryside landscapes, flowers and how they could be
interpreted with stitches. Anne is not sure she ever recognised the
true beauty of trees, insects, lichens, mosses, waves or even pebbles
until she began to embroider them. Anne has tried to give a modern
feel to embroidery and in return it has enriched her life.
- Are the paints, threads and ribbons used lightfast?
Yes, they are all lightfast. However Anne does advise that the picture
is not hung in strong direct sunlight or above a direct heat source.