At that time I was a new stay -at -home Mum and found the time to enjoy stretching the boundaries of canvaswork in a series of textile pieces. It helped that EMBRYO, now Edge had just been formed, and it gave us a focus of exhibitions to work towards. What happened after 1989 - Embroidered Originals, that's what!
One day, there will be time again... I hope!
Each of the pieces is based around canvaswork, or needlepoint, but with added applique, quilting, fabric painting and anything else that worked as a contrast to the texture. They probably look a bit dated now, as textile art is influenced by changing trends like any other art form. And when I lift my needle/open my sketchbook/throw around some paint again, I think I will be going down a different path - not sure what yet - hence the reason I looked out these photos - to be a reminder of where the last path stopped.
All of these pieces have found new homes and I haven't seen them for 20 years - so glad there are pictures to remind me, although it was long before digital cameras and the photo quality is pretty poor. What the hell - here they are...
Dark Cloud, Bright Lining
Blue Trees, Gold Triangles
Shorelines ( repeated, by mistake- sorry)
Pink ( again, going senile!)
Old School Ties
Thanks for looking - there are more on my Flickr page, with descriptions of the process of creating each piece, if you're that bothered!