“Creoso” is Welsh for welcome and is the title of this commission I recently made to celebrate the birth of a little boy. Inspired by the work I am doing for my “Waiting for Tide and Time series”, I experimented with layers of silk, satin, organza and metallics. I machined these together in straight(ish) rows which I then carefully cut to reveal the layers below, followed by a quick wash in the machine to fray and rough it all up.
I then embroidered his name, date of birth and “Creoso”, fading the thread colour from mauve to lilac and sand.
This was a present from the mother’s godfather. He was really pleased with it and apparently the family love it.