The artist that created all of the Country Swirls embroidery designs has her own website with hundreds and hundreds of paintings, prints and commissions. She also has a free phone app on the App Store and Google Play called ‘Swirly Soph Art’. Artist Sophie Appleton now uses her married name of Artist Sophie Huddlestone. Please visit Sophie’s own artists web site which is www.sophiehuddlestone.com or her bargains blog which is www.artistsophie.com

”Since May 2011 my watercolours have been selling faster than the paint can dry, branching into flowers, animals and beach scenes, with my unique swirly style. Painting is now my favorite pastime, most days are spent with a paintbrush in hand, creating new paintings each week”

“I have been told my paintings look happy and cheerful with the swirls and movement. If you look very carefully on each watercolour painting with ink detail, you will eventually find a small face in ink (eyes, nose, smile), mixed in among all the swirls of the pen work :-) That’s why we added a smile to the Country Swirls Sophie labels.”

” Before I was a watercolour artist I used to design and create embroidery’s. In July 2015 I returned to embroidery Art and decided to turn some of the popular watercolour paintings into beautiful embroidered pictures, with husband keith dealing with the garments and production side of things. Country Swirls began.”

”I have free hand drawn and painted a picture, and then I have turned this into an embroidery by using computer embroidery software. I have mapped out each individual stitch on the computer myself, slowly layering and building up the design. I have then chosen the colours of thread I’d like to use and the fabric. Then this map of digitized information has been sent from my computer to a sewing machine and sewn by an experienced machinist. Although I do love to paint and draw, I’m afraid when it comes to actual sewing I wouldn’t be able to darn a sock!”

Sophie’s Facebook page is
www.facebook.com/swirlysophart

Thanks for reading my waffle

Sophie :-)

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