I am using this blog to chart my journey as I get involved with stitched textiles again after a gap of twenty odd years. I've tried once or twice recently to get started, but time - the lack of it - got in my way. Now seems right though, and this online diary will be my reminder not to let it slip through my fingers again.
Wish me luck.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

This is where it begins again

I am an embroiderer. Although it hasn't been part of my life for 20 years, it now seems like a good time to get back to my roots.I've talked about this in another blog, I've dipped my toe in the water a couple of times over the past year or so, I've tried to go down a different path from the one I was on in 1989, I've attempted to turn my back on the type of embroidery I was working on - but I've come right back to the beginning.
I am a hand embroiderer. I 'll have a needle, thread, fabrics, canvas and no machine.
I will start on canvas - which is where it stopped.
Maybe the path will become clearer - I hope so.
I aim to start slowly, getting to grips again with the materials and the feel of the needle. Trying out small ideas. I want to work with more integrity than before. I'm not doing this for anyone apart from me.
I want the progress to be mine entirely, not taking anything from any other textile art or artists, consciously or subconsciously, which is why I'm going back to where I left off.
So let's see what happens.


  1. How exciting. I look forward to reading your posts and seeing your work. The pics you've already posted have really whetted my appetite and I know I will enjoy seeing your embroidery. Hope you enjoy coming back to your roots.

  2. Thank you Julie. I hope I can live up to the expectations.

  3. Oh, a new blog - how exciting Marion! It will be wonderful to see all your own work here - I will be glued to it! Your embroidery images look really inspiring - in awe of your lovely work :) I think this blog is a great idea!

  4. Thank you Alison. It will only be a good idea if I can come up with the goods. Here's hoping.