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I inherited my love of sewing from my mother who made some of our clothes,soft furnishings, embroidered, knitted and crocheted. I took A level needlework, and while training to be a primary teacher and teaching, I carried on sewing as a hobby making bridal wear and curtains. Then while having three young girls at home I made accessories and gifts to sell at fairs and combined my love of teaching and textiles to start small classes at home. I have completed a City and Guilds in Embroidery.
Areas of interest I have been exploring include, dress, florals, lace, whitework, line and tone through black stitch and incorporating text.
My work reflects my childhood experiences and memories, evoking a sense of traditional, the peaceful and spacious countryside in which I grew up and the abundance of flowers I was surrounded by. 

I am a member of the North Bristol Artists  www.northbristolartists.org.uk

Individually free machine embroidered linen napkins

Allotment - machine and hand embroidered                                       Meadow seedheads - free machine embroidery
Pianola Roll  Lace -  Exhibited at the Weaver Gallery, Ledbury, September 2011 and The North Bristol Artists Trail November 2011 Screen Print on French Linen with Linen Lace



Lace Butterfly Blossom Lace Beaded Dragonfly

 The 4 panels below are from a study of 18th century dress and contain text from sayings about roses.
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bodice
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rose
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stomacher
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crinoline

Mountmellick whitework
pin cushion

Fishing
black free machine stitch

Orchard
black free machine stitch and hand stitch
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Paper dress with dried daisies and cowparsley                     
Vintage Rose
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Contact: Grace Wakelin         Phone: 0117 9427146         Mobile: 0750 3002401          Email: gracie.may@virgin.net