About Me

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My work is mainly Free-motion embroidery; I like to work with Hand dyeing, Appliqué, Textural layering and Lace effects on soluble fabric, to create fabrics rich in texture and colour. I draw inspiration from just about everything including, nature, art, fantasy, and historic and religious influences. Fine machine embroidered detail and hand beading is incorporated into my wedding garments and special occasion wear

Friday, 18 October 2013

Open Studio 2013

Here are some pictures from my last open Studio in August - I am Open again this weekend with the "Created in Portsmouth - Art Trail"
Not many visitors today - hopefully more will come over the weekend!
A selection of bags and purses

Book Cover  - Velvet Flowers



Seahorse book cover

A selection of butterfly bookmarks
Book Cover - Leaf Design
Celtic Sampler Wall Hanging
Fire Top - lace effects stitched with Soluble Fabric







Glasses Cases

Heart amulet purse

Open Studio August 2013


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Monday, 29 July 2013


The Hampshire Open Studio's Art trail starts on 17th August,  This is my poster for the event. I have been making some gift items, including Scarves, Bags, Scissor purses and Sketchbook covers, hope to get them all finished in time.
PLEASE COME TO MY OPEN STUDIO

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Website back & open Studio

Website back up and running again, phew!!! but will always update courses and workshops here as well now.
Do come along to my Open Studio in August, will post some pictures here, maybe a page with last years work as a taster :-)

OPEN STUDIO at Lesley George
AUGUST 17th & 18th, 21st to 25th - 10.00 to 3.00
A selection of accessories 






Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My website has gone down for some reason, so now you can find a Workshops and Courses page on this blog.

I have just finished a wedding dress and will post some pictures after the wedding.

I have an Open Studio in August dates are on the Workshops and Courses page. Lots of goodies to see and buy.


Butterfly Bag and butterfly brooch and clip

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Art and Sewing are my life, I live and breath creativity, it keeps me sane when all else falls apart.

Today I am about to finish creating some fabric made from bits of fabric that will be a base for some embroidery for a Wedding Dress.

After the wedding I will be able to post some pictures, but until then it remains a closely guarded secret.

If you happen upon my little blog please do leave some comments, especially those who are creative, I love to look at other sites to get inspired, so please leave details if you are like minded.

Celtic Applique on Background fabric made from little bits of  fabric trapped between Silk and Tulle

Part of Textural Fabric Cushion

Friday, 4 January 2013


 Here is some of my Creative Machine Embroidery


Butterfly Mask - Free-motion layers


My Little Seahorse -  Free-motion Layers - This was inspired by a magazine article by a fellow Textile Artist



Monochrome Butterfly and Flower Bag - Textured fabric cutback and applique
Elizabethan bag - Textured fabric Cutback, edged with Free-motion Lace made on soluble fabric

I love to make textural fabrics and then cut them up to make  my pieces, I use a variety of scraps of material will  post some techniques soon, once I have the hang of this blogging !!!

I have been a Designer/Dressmaker for over 40 years and a Textile Artist for around 20 years, and have been drawing and painting all my life.
In my blog I hope to give an insight to my life as a Designer and Artist, both past and present.
It is hard work and I love it, But sometimes as with any Love Affair it is a love hate thing.


It is my New Years Resolution to get this blog up and running, so here it is, hope you like it !
My Work is a visual thing, so it will be full of pictures, in time I hope to add some techniques.
I am not a writer so forgive the lack of ability to write well, but I will do my best.

 This is my Workroom, as well as working here I run Workshops and Courses in Creative Embroidery  and Fashion Design for small groups

UFO Board1


 I like to pin unfinished work to boards where I can see it, then it is more likely to get finished.
This board has Cutback and Layered pieces, the bag is Multi-textures, and the smaller pieces are now necklaces will post pics of them later.
I have also now finished the Black/Red/Gold and Green cutback piece.












My Wearable Art
Here are some of my Wearable Art pieces

Organism Top 
Peacock Dress


Midsummer Nights Dream Bridal
Elizabethan Bridal