Wednesday, 19 December 2007

To All Distant Stitchers

The very best Seasons Greetings to all Distant Stitch students.
I hope you enjoy my own 'mother and child' photos below.
Wishing you all a successful and productive New Year - I look forward to seeing the next stage of your coursework in the New Year.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Season's Greeting - Mother and Child

Sian and Iris Martin, mother and child.
Wishing everyone, especially all my Distant Stitch students, the season's greetings.

I am currently preparing work for a group exhibition by the Practical Study Group ( called "Creative Dialogues". My 'dialogue' is with my mother who died a few years ago but who gave me my love of embroidery and all things to do with textiles and design. This exhibition will open at the Bankfield Gallery, Halifax, Yorkshire on March 8th 2008 (more details later).
Continuing the theme of 'mother and child' I've posted two examples of her many embroidered commissions for churches; a mother and child banner for St. Peter's Church, Llanelli South Wales. Also I thought you might like to see this embroidered frontal at Bangor cathedral (North Wales) which was designed and made by my mother. It's up-lifting and out-spreading shapes in the design incorporates the passions and hopes of the people of Wales.