New blog post for mrxstitch magazine:
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood. The Womanhood Collection celebrates sexual independence with the ‘SEX KITTEN’ series, a collection of A3 panels exposing the derogatory names given to women because of their sexual independence. Names are based upon my own personal experience. And just to be clear, I am none of these things! Created from recycled materials with beautiful print embellished in beads and sequins, capturing the essence of a woman’s beauty. Let us explore how to create a panel using traditional techniques, choosing recycled fabrics, embellishing vintage and modern prints, celebrating bold and subtle colour, using beads and sequins to enhance.