Recently Marie has been learning how to use a sewing machine to produce freestyle machine embroidery and discovered tha these machines can be very challenging to use and there is a lot to learn. The objective is to add free style embroidery to acrylic and watercolour paintings or to felted pictures.
Felted Wool Pictures
Marie enjoys transforming topics from her sketches, watercolours and photographs into wet and needle felted wool pictures after a one day workshop in 2019. Pictures are built up using layers of merino wool, and sometimes wool from rare breeds. Other textiles such as bamboo tops and silk can also incorporated into these pictures.
Marie was greatly encouraged and delighted that her Autumn Badger picture was awarded a Highly Commended at the 2018 Ashby Art Festival. Also her Wensleydale Longwool Sheep portrait won the people's Prize at the 2019 Ashby Art Festival Exhibition and was selected for exhibition in the Sock Gallery 2019 Summer Exhibition, Loughborough.