Sunday, 22 June 2014

Embroidery Picture - Neals Yard, Covent Garden

Over the past couple of years I have completed at least fifteen framed projects featuring buildings, landmarks or landscapes.  So far my subjects have either been commissions such as the portrait of Yethouse in Newcastleton,

or portraits of famous landmarks that I think will sell well as greetings cards or prints such as the North East Landmarks piece.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a new subject and, as I had no commissions waiting, I decided to choose something that appealed to me just for its beauty and not just for its saleability (is that a real word?)

After a good few days on Google, I came across this blog post by The Lost Londoner.  In it I found Neals Yard in Covent Garden.  Although I have heard of Neal's Yard Remedies and their organic health and beauty products , I had never realised that Neal's Yard was a real place and that it was so stunningly gorgeous!

As it made me happy just to look at the vibrant colours in the photos on Google, I decided it was to be my next project. This has been my most ambitious picture to date, and it is still not completely finished, but here is my progress so far.  

I'm still undecided as to what I will add in the foreground, perhaps people or more foliage but it has been a joy to do and makes me smile whenever I look at it.

It's definitely on my list of places to visit next time I'm in London.



  1. It's absolutely stunning. I am in ore of your work. I found your tower too - brilliant. Love your Angel of the North too xx

  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It is great when someone likes your work and takes the time to tell you. x