Sylvies Sewing Room

Sylvie McCracken

“From Nature to Needle, hand-stitched by me just for you”

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Welcome to Sylvie's Sewing Room!
My textile pictures and brooches are all hand stitched using a free-style combination of stitches that I call "drawing with threads".
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  • Poppy - textile brooch, hand stitched

    Poppy - textile brooch, han...

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  • Hare - hand-stitched textile picture

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  • Wren - hand-stitched textile picture

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  • Wren on a log - hand-stitched textile picture

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  • Nuthatch - hand-stitched textile picture

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  • Barn Owl - hand-sewn textile picture

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  • Dragonfly - embroidered picture

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  • Goldfinch - hand-stitched picture

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  • Kingfisher - hand stitched picture

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  • Hawthorn Blossom and Honey Bee - handstitched picture

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  • Robin - hand stitched textile picture

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  • Heron - hand stitched textile picture

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  • Mallard Family Outing - textile picture

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  • Singing Wren - embroidered picture

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  • Honey Bee -hand stitched textile picture

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  • Otter - hand stitched picture

    Otter - hand stitched picture

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  • Swooping swallow, hand stitched picture

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  • Song Thrush, hand stitched picture

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  • Jay Feather, hand stitched picture

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  • Dragonfly - hand stitched brooch

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  • Swallows - hand stitched brooch

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  • Wren - hand stitched brooch

    Wren - hand stitched brooch

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  • Jay feather - hand sewn brooch

    Jay feather - hand sewn brooch

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  • Forget-me-not - hand stitched brooch

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  • Wood anemone - hand stitched brooch

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  • Wood anemone - hand stitched brooch

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  • Sweet Violet - hand stitched brooch

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  • Forget-me-not - hand stitched brooch

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  • Kingfisher - decorative felt companion

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  • Decorative felt Robin - handstitched

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  • Decorative felt Nuthatch - hand stitched

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  • Wren - felt bird companion

    Wren - felt bird companion

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  • Decorative felt blackbird

    Decorative felt blackbird

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About Sylvies Sewing Room

Sylvies Sewing Room

Drawing with threads - detailed textile images of nature, hand-stitched in my little studio in West Wales.

I've always made things!

Ever since I was old enough to be trusted with a needle and thread, I've been creating - usually little tiny colourful things. And I love drawing too...

A while ago I made a special birthday card for my very special mum's 50th. It was a textile heart-shape divided into sections each decorated differently - beads, embroidery, sequins, letters and numbers. The effect I was aiming for was detail and luxury, combined with colour and sparkle. I was quite pleased with it at the time although it looks pretty crude now. Anyway, mum liked it and a friend of hers saw it and asked if I could do something similar for a family anniversary.

So, one thing leads to another, things evolve, my style has certainly evolved, but I haven't stopped in over twenty years since. It's an occupation that fits snugly around our family.

My work now is mainly detailed studies of local flora and fauna - the birds that inhabit our garden and the hedges nearby, the wildflowers (weeds?) that fill the verges, woodlands and banks, and the little creatures that go about their business amongst them all. There are otters in the local landscape and although I've not yet seen one in real life, they are a recurring theme, as are the elusive barn owls that we listen to at night.

However, it really is the medium itself that really keeps me working away, I love trying to show new textures or working out better compositions, and am constantly attempting to improve my methods and style.

I hope you enjoy looking, thank you for reading ...

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