|'Happy Easter Brother Rabbit'|
Anna Scott is an extraordinary embroiderer, designer and teacher in Australia. She talked to &Stitches about her current projects:
“What's in my hoop? Which one? I never have just one project on the go – I usually have (at least) one that is fine and challenging and another one that is bigger and bolder.
“I have just finished this piece of raised embroidery, which I named ‘Happy Easter Brother Rabbit’. The inspiration for the design came from William Morris’s ‘Brother Rabbit’ and features strange flowers drawn from some of my crewel work.
“This was fabulous to stitch. What I really enjoyed about this particular piece is that it incorporates so many different ways of creating dimension.”
Read more about this piece on Anna’s blog here, and find out how she made the wrapped bead berries via her fabulous tutorial here.
“Now that ‘Brother Rabbit’ is finished, I am picking up my long-time ‘in between’ piece of crewel work. It makes for a nice change to work on something where I don’t have to sit at my work table with super-strong light and a vast array of tools and bits and pieces around me – this one just requires needle and thread.
“I call it my ‘in between’ piece because it has been in and out of my hoop for a very long time. I pick it up each time I am in between other things. I think I might finish it this time!"