Friday, January 14, 2011

sketchbook project

A friend (the lovely and talented petrafanella) joined the sketchbook project in December, and I was so excited that I decided to join in too! Since discovering the Art House Co-op website I have been incredibly inspired and visit their site regularly.

I thought I would share a few pics of my contribution to the sketchbook project - the theme for my sketchbook was 'things that changed things'. I decided to create a series of stitched images (using my brand spanking new sewing machine and embroidery foot!), inserted into the moleskine book (a requirement for submissions).

My pieces fit the theme, but are also somewhat autobiographical, depicting some parts of my journey of mental ill health and personal exploration. These things lead to my coming out as transgender - I am now one year into a physical gender transition.

It has been an exciting time trying out my new embroidery foot, and I am keen to practice more - watch this space for bigger and better projects!


  1. thank you :) really a test of the new darning foot! a bit wobbly on the control yet, but i will get there!