* My Christmas order book is now closed - any orders placed might not be posted until the beginning of January **
Commission your own unique pet portrait, embroidered onto Harris Tweed hoop art in a colour and size of your choice. See the colour swatch photo to see the colours I have available.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for order to be made.
Using a photograph as reference, I hand draw and cut the animal design out of felt. The pieces are then embroidered onto a Harris Tweed background using free motion embroidery. This technique is like drawing with a sewing machine - similar to painting a portrait, only using threads instead of paint. No embroidery programmes are used, and the intricate texture and shading is all stitched by eye.
The design is then framed inside a lightweight embroidery hoop frame that you can hang on your wall.
How to order:
Pick a hoop size from the menu, once you have placed your order, make sure that you have included an email address and I will send you a message requesting your photos for me to use at reference. These should be good quality photographs for me to use as reference with good lighting so that I'm able to see the true colours of your pet. If you're not sure which is the best photo I can advise which one would work best.
Choose a Harris Tweed colour
Pick a colour for the background from the swatches in picture two. If you're not sure, pick a couple and I can advise if they will work well once I've seen the photo of your pet.
Once I receive the photos of your pet I will show you a rough mock-up of the layout and if you're happy I will start making the order. Please be aware that the colours may not always be a perfect match as it is my interpretation of what I see in the photos. I can only work with the thread and felt colours available to me, but I always strive to make the end result as accurate and as true to character as possible!
When finished, I will post your order and you will receive a notification. To keep my prices affordable I don't give work in progress updates or photos before posting, but happy to do so if requested.
Pet portraits are not refundable unless damaged in transit.