Kate Wells

Exquisite machine embroidery worked on a 1930’s Industrial ‘Irish’ machine. Lots of commissioned work recently for church and private clients, landscape, reflective and symbolic.

My practice has been based in Whitehouse Farm for over 40 years which sounds like a long time.

Over the years it’s changed from exhibition work to working to commission, something which is challenging and interesting (but not always easy) to create a response for a particular client. Sometimes it’s a fabulous experiment which grows my practice – like using gold thread embroidery on silk or dissolvable fabric. Other projects need specific research – like ecclesiastical vestments which require a sense of theatre and a spiritual message using seasonal colours and functionality – which also grows my practice.

This year my work is all commissioned and preparing for The Knitting and Stitching Shows in Alexandra Palace and Harrogate this autumn.

Embroidery is the stuff of detail and texture, surfaces and stitches, fabrics and threads, research and inspiration.

Open days

  • Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
  • Saturday 9th May
  • Sunday 10th May

About my studio

My studio is light and airy with stunning location overlooking Rivelin Valley. I’ll have sketchbooks and embroidery samples on show.

  • 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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