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Cathy Needham Textile Artist

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Sunset Reverie


This piece is inspired by the changing colours of a sunset sky. It is wet felted with about 90 fabric inclusions and silk fibres.


Afterglow


This piece is inspired by the flickering flames of a wood fire. The background is wet felted with a variety of fabric pieces on top and embroidery over them.


Stranded II


This piece is inspired by the sunset colours reflected on a wet beach and the seaweed strands on it. It is wet felted with needle felting on top.


Stranded III


This piece is inspired by the sunset colours reflected on a wet beach and the seaweed strands on it. It is  fabric appliqué and sewing.























A Last Glimmer


This piece is inspired by the very last light in a twilight sky. It is wet felted with about 70 fabric inclusions and silk fibres.


Andean Fragments I


Inspired by a woven Peruvian wall hanging this piece takes some of the motifs and plays around with them.  Appliqué using a variety of fabrics and some stitch.


Andean Fragments II


Inspired by a woven Peruvian wall hanging this piece takes some of the motifs and plays around with them.  Appliqué using a variety of fabrics and some stitch.



Harmony in Coral


An exploration of colour harmony using a variety of fabrics in appliqué and intricate stitch pathways using a selection of hand embroidery







Ebb & Flow


Inspired by the foam and movement in the breakers near the beach. Silk fabric background and felted centre piece with beadwork and knitted foam





Harmony in Teal


An exploration of colour harmony using a variety of fabrics in appliqué and intricate stitch pathways using a selection of hand embroidery


Harmony in Teal


Detail of the Teal piece, showing the stitching.  Exploration of colour harmony using a variety of fabric and stitch pathways using a selection of hand embroidery



Among the Swirling Weeds

Inspired by Japanese fish prints, this piece has a hand dyed silk background with stencilled fish and water and hand embroidery with a few beads.






September Gold


This piece is inspired by the late summer Heleniums in my garden. It is wet felted with fabric inclusions and silk fibres and curly wools. Then embroidered on top

September Gold


A detail of the piece showing the fabric inclusions, silk fibres and  embroidery on the petals


 


September Gold


A detail of the piece showing the centre area with curly wools and dense hand stitching


Maple Leaf Hanging


Inspired by the rich autumn colours of a maple leaf. This piece is wet felted with merino wools








A Golden Dale


This small landscape is inpsired by a meadow of Marsh marigolds near Hawes in the Dales. Wet felted with merino wools and hand embroidered flowers



Lonesome Pine


This small landscape is inspired by a windblown tree on the North York Moors in bloom with Heather. Wet felted with merino and curly Wensleydale wools

 


Misty Morning


This small piece is inspired by mist hanging in the dry valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds in autumn. Wet felted with merino wools


On the Moors


This small landscape is inspired by the North York Moors in bloom with Heather. Wet felted with merino and curly Wensleydale wools






Maple Leaf Cushion

Inspired by the rich autumn colours of a maple leaf. This piece is wet felted with merino wools and made into a cushion backing velvet


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Four Cushions on Mantlepiece



Cushions with wet felted fronts and backed with velvet.  Left to right:Maple leaf (sold), Cornflower (sold), Himalyan Poppy, Concentric circles




Autumn Leaves and Berries


A small felted pieces with fabric inclusions plus fabric applique leaves/ beads and embroidery on top





Stranded at Dusk


This piece is inspired by the sunset colours reflected on a wet beach and the seaweed strands on it. It is  fabric appliqué and hand embroidery.


Stranded I


This piece is inspired by the sunset colours reflected on a wet beach and the seaweed strands on it. It is raw edged fabric appliqué and couched threads.