Creative Stitch, Applique and cut-work

November’s meeting was a delightful change for us. We heard a talk by Isabelle Lewis; she has an interest in stitch and applique, but her training is in graphic design and she has found her own niche in cut-card silhouettes. This was something new for us as a group, and members were intrigued by her work.

Cut-work card, with colour added behind through the cut-outs.
Isabelle showing one of her applique and embroidery pieces.
Cut card, with colour added from behind.

There are so many potential cross-overs between Isabelle’s cut-work, and our own work in stitch and applique. The talk reminded us that although our common-ground as a group is stitch, there is also a wide range of other interests amongst the group. There was lively interest from the many members present, and a good stream of questions.

Cut-work card combined with stitch.

Isabelle was introduced to us by member Alison Crosthwaite, who has known Isabelle for many years. Alison explained that Isabelle did the graphic design for her book Fibrefrenzi Artweave, (with marvellous results – on sale directly from Alison).

Applique and stitch

To see more of Isabelle’s work, go to her website at

Apologies for the reflection in this photo, but it shows Isabelle’s interest in architecture and markets, and her French heritage.
Applique and stitch
Padded and raised picture based on a sketch of Isabelle’s living room, with a ‘fantasy’ view through the window. Couldn’t you just sink into that chair!


2 thoughts on “Creative Stitch, Applique and cut-work”

  1. Thank you for the glorious write up Jane. It was a pleasure talking to you all and showing my work. See you in the new year maybe. Isabelle

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