a fine set of whiskers


lou tonkin

november 20 2016

Lou was creating beautiful wildlife embroidery, when I stumbled across her in the potting shed in the nursery of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Surrounded by her inspiration – birds and nature- she was creating poppies which were a permanent lovely reminder of the stunning poppy fields that were in full flower for our June visit. So evocative especially in this strangely haunting but beautiful place where most of the workforce was lost in the first world war, leading to the decline of the gardens.

She is especially fascinated by nature and hedgerows and spends hours watching birds, not necessarily to draw them but more to “get a feel of them”, which perfectly explains the exquisite composition and personality of her work.

Her prints are available on Etsy, visit her Facebook page to view photos of her embroidery and contact Lou either there or on her website.

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