Kate Wells

Detailed and lovely machine embroidery, careful research and drawing with commissions in 2019 for church embroidery. Prepared to look and experiment.

Kate has an established career in embroidery and has a lovely studio with height and good light attached to a 17thC farmhouse home overlooking the stunning Rivelin Valley. Drawing is always the first practice which develops via collage and free experiments into textiles and embroidery in particular. The Singer Industrial ‘Irish’ machine is a favourite tool for free-machine embroidery as it has a gentle or furious pace and a variable width swing-stitch.

The inner quiet that comes from focused attention is the common denominator across paperwork and design, sampling for contemporary gold lace, landscape explorations and new developments for church vestment commissions. The variety is enjoyable and inspiring as it allows in-depth study and insights to work together.

Materials may be silk, wool, linen and cotton with metallic threads and every kind of sewing thread.
It’s a way of life that is seriously delightful.

Open days

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Sunday 5th May
  • Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)

About my studio

The studio is open from the garden with easy access. Browse sketchbooks and watch Kate at the industrial sewing machine.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

t: 01142 334 303
m: 07908 188 034
w: katewellsartist.co.uk
e: katewells.embroidery@hotmail.co.uk

Studio location

Whitehouse Farm
70 Nethergate
Stannington
Sheffield S6 6DJ

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