Lynda James - machine stitched pictures

Cornish roadsides are wild and abundant, and it is these lush lanes that form the inspiration for most of my art work.  

Usually I make a rough sketch and then set about selecting colours and patterns to see how they 'feel' together.  Getting the composition right is crucial before I start sewing.

I work mainly with wallpaper, but sometimes incorporate magazine pictures, maps, tissue paper and book pages.  I use a basic sewing machine with one or two embroidery stitches for variety,and service the machine myself if it gets jammed with paper dust.