Lilian Upton

Lilian Upton of Leicestershire, England did these unique pieces. Read what she had say about them.

“I have seen some of the motifs before but others are quite sure 

The frog is so quirky & what initially drew me to the design was the section with the hands..that is so beautiful 

It reminded me of the Victorian Hand Brooches which were once popular

I am getting on well with the embroidery 

I use 27 count fabric and stitch over 1 thread with one strand of silk

I am using up some of the stash of silks I have accumulated over the years

I have gone for bolder colours than I normally choose and I am so pleased with how they look so far 

Here is a photo and a couple of others based on work done from your graphs..I do sometimes adapt the patterns”