It's already been a wild ride for the first couple of months of 2022 for embRUDEry!
At the beginning of the year I made a plan, and so far I'm sticking to it! This means that once a month I'll have an update for my website, but it's also given me the time - and confidence - to be able to work on some more intense art projects, the first of which being my Lucid Dreams collection. This new collection features my personal favourite horror icons stitched in a pop art style and inspired by my own lucid dreams and the idea of being in control in a dream state...
This new collection has also inspired me to go back to an artform that I used to really enjoy doing: lino prints! I've just bought some new materials, and the prints will be incorporated into my embroidery work, as well as allowing me to express my creativity through recycled paper prints. Some of these will be very limited, so sign up to my newsletter using the form at the bottom of my page to ensure you don't miss out!
As well as working on more artistic pieces, I've also been having fun creating decorative pumpkins and beanbag phone holders! These will become a staple on the website and are fantastic for using up all the odd bits of leftover fabric.
Speaking of leftover fabric; I've spent a good amount of time updating the website. It should now be more accessible, with larger fonts and less busy menu options. BUT I'm also currently working on my "Ethical Statement". I want to be totally transparent about the materials I use for my work! For this reason, I've added a link at the bottom of my website where you'll be able to read about our eco values, as well as adding a "Vegan Friendly?" section on each item listing. I hope to make all of my items vegan friendly in the future, but at the moment I often use leftover materials which can contain wool and other items which aren't vegan friendly. These materials will be listed in this new section, and as always you can drop me a message if you need more clarity.
I can't thank everyone enough for the support over the past year. It hasn't always been easy, but I hope that my artwork can continue to bring a little bit of joy, in an otherwise weird world, for many moons to come!