Fiona Bearclaw is one of my favourite embroidery artists. I admire her unique choice of subject and her fabulous stitching, especially of (more or less) furry creatures like 'Batty' pictured above. Batty is brilliant as he is but the addition of the Bullion Knot Roses really make this piece.
I first found out about Fiona's work when I stumbled upon this Accordion playing Porcupine.
I love this little guy so much! Even more than the stitching (which is lovely too) I think the really great thing about this piece is how much personality the Porcupine has.
Fiona's more recent work is totally inspiring as well. Like The Intergalactic Rat Thief. He is wonderful by day....
But really shines at night. :)
These incredibly delicately stitched buttons are a recent project.
You can keep up to date with Fiona's work on Tumblr or Flickr. Find her Etsy shop (currently sold out) here.