Sylvies Sewing Room

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

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Welcome to Sylvie's Sewing Room.

During these unusual times delivery may take longer - I’ll keep customers informed.

My textile work is all hand stitched using a free-style combination of stitches that I call "drawing with threads".

If you have any particular questions or would like something specially for you, please get in touch - commissions welcome!

Please enjoy looking... and stay safe everyone.

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  • Lavender & Butterfly brooch

    Lavender & Butterfly brooch

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  • Lavender & Bee brooch

    Lavender & Bee brooch

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  • Wild Rose Brooch - hand stitched

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  • Wild Rose brooch - hand stitched

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  • Single Rose - embroidered brooch

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  • Red Rose textile brooch

    Red Rose textile brooch

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  • Polyanthus - Felt Pot Plant

    Polyanthus - Felt Pot Plant

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  • Gold-Laced Primula - textile picture

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  • Inside the Potting Shed - textile picture

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  • Snakeshead Fritillary - textile picture

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  • Hare - decorative hangar

    Hare - decorative hangar

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  • Blackbird and Blossom - hand stitched picture

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  • Bluetit - hand stitched picture

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  • Robin and Blossom - textile brooch

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  • Dragon and Celtic Knot - textile picture

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  • Sweet Violet - hand stitched brooch

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  • Wood anemone - hand stitched brooch

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  • Robin - hand stitched textile picture

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  • Barn Owl - hand-sewn textile picture

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  • Swallows - hand stitched brooch

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  • Poppy - textile brooch, hand stitched

    Poppy - textile brooch, han...

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  • Kingfisher - decorative felt companion

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  • Nuthatch - hand-stitched 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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  • Mallard Family Outing - textile picture

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  • Singing Wren - embroidered picture

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  • Honey Bee -hand stitched textile picture

    Honey Bee -hand stitched te...

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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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  • Jay Feather, hand stitched picture

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  • Dragonfly - 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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  • Decorative felt Nuthatch - hand stitched

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  • Wood anemone - hand stitched brooch

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  • Forget-me-not - hand stitched brooch

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  • Wren - felt bird companion

    Wren - felt bird companion

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  • Autumn Fern - hand stitched textile brooch

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  • Toadstool Brooch - hand stitched textile

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  • Toadstool brooch - hand sewn textile

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  • Bullfinch - decorative felt bird

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  • Goldfinch - decorative felt bird

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  • Tulip Cottage box - little felt house

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  • Bluetit - hand stitched textile picture

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  • Bluetit - hand stitched textile picture

    Bluetit - hand stitched tex...

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  • Daisy and Bee - textile brooch

    Daisy and Bee - textile brooch

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  • Daisies and Bee - textile brooch

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  • Violet and Leaf - brooch stitched by hand

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  • Bluebell - hand stitched brooch

    Bluebell - hand stitched br...

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  • Blubell - embroidered brooch

    Blubell - embroidered brooch

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  • Hare - textile brooch

    Hare - textile brooch

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  • Hedgehog - hand stitched picture

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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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    Reviewed by annesadleir

    The detail of the stitches is wonderful, and she's really captured the twitchiness and wildness that make hares so distinctive. Also the item was well-packaged and quickly dispatched with great comms.

    Reviewed by Barbara

    I absolutely loved this beautiful Blue Tit.Wishing it was for me not a birthday present for my sister!!

    Reviewed by annesadleir

    This is a truly lovely piece of detailed embroidery, I am absolutely charmed by it. The detail is wonderful! Also it was promptly dispatched and well-packaged with good comms. Thanks!