Shirley Smith: Hand Embroidery & Mixed Media Artist
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Shirley Smith Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about developing her artistic skills from lace to embroidery, and the friends and community spirit she enjoys within the embroidery ‘world’.
Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Shirley’s work.
Susan chats with Shirley about:
- Her traditional start being surrounded by creative family members
- Where changing an L to an E led her…
- Inspiring tutors and mentors
- Including stained glass into textile art
- Taking part: Magna Carta & Jurist Edward Coke
- Taking part: The White Walker’s Blue Blingy Pendant
- What happened to a major commission when Shirley fell down the stairs…
- The fate of the Golden Plover
- Juggling those metaphorical plates
- Taking part and joining in
Shirley is an exhibiting member of The Ebor Group based in York.
And a long-term member of what is now York Embroiderers And Stitchers
Shirley was also the project leader for The Stamford Bridge Tapestry project