How it’s done

H at work

When I see something I like, I feel a need to record it. Using sketches and photographs I compose a picture firstly with a pencil or paint on paper. I then paint onto calico and, working from the background to the foreground, I use layers of fabrics or paper which may need wax, bleach or dye. I cut shapes which are often very small and stick them down. I try to complete all the sticking before stitching.

I then machine stitch with my trusty Bernina and hand-embroider any faces and hair using silks or wool. If they need jewellery, and of course they do if they are girls, they have earrings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, handbags and buttons made of sequins and beads. Oh the joy! Do not hesitate to email me with any requests or queries.

? Heather Henderson 2015 All rights reserved