I am a London based textile artist and animal lover.
Working from your favourite photograph, I’ll create a realistic and lifelike portrait of your best friend. I can embroider any type of animal or bird – not just cats and dogs!
It is the perfect gift for a pet lover, for those of us obsessed with our current best friends, or holding dear a cherished memory of an old one, whether for a special birthday, Christmas, or Wedding present.
And in case you haven’t come across it before, freestyle-machine embroidery is embroidery done on a sewing machine. It’s not a computer-generated image, my machine is an old Singer from the 1960s, so there’s nothing digital about it – it’s just me, “drawing” with a sewing machine.
There are two basic sizes: small portraits sewn onto Liberty Tana Lawn samples, 9 x 14 cm, and backed with denim. These cost £150 (+postage) and are sent out unframed. There is also a larger size portrait available, sewn onto a Liberty print background measuring c.30x30cm, £200 (+postage).
I accept worldwide commissions. All you need to do is email me some shots to get started. It’s that easy. The portraits take about 4 weeks (currently).
If you’ve come straight to the Commissions page itching to start commissioning a bespoke portrait of your dog, cat, horse, guinea pig, etc, etc, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org (or scroll down to the email box at the bottom).
For more pictures of the portraits and behind the scenes, click on the names to go to their blog entries. There are plenty more pets on the blog.
If you have any further questions or comments, please do ask (via email@example.com or the website).