After successfully completing City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, Bernice continued to work with textiles until Art Journaling and Mixed Media called. She particularly enjoys making books and has taught online workshops making altered books and handmade themed books.

Her return to textile art came through making a fabric and mixed media book and she is now developing work that combines her mixed media and creative embroidery skills.

In seeking to find her own voice Bernice spent a year working with a limited colour palette and mostly on the theme of Venice. Now working on a Master Practitioner course, Bernice has been encouraged to work in brighter colours.

A challenge which she is enjoying.

Bernice's work for Destinations
Bought rust dyed fabric, hand stitched and handwritten.

Venice Hanging
A mix of hand printed and bought fabrics. Cotton and linen.

Hand printed fabric and other cotton fabrics. Hand stitched. Hangs or folds up with button closure.

Venice Tiles
Mixed media fabric and paper. Hand stitched and attached to canvas.

Examples of previous work
‘Alpha & Omega’ - reverse applique of layered organza, machine stitched to a felt backing

‘Living the Fruitful Life’ (9” square book) - made from printed and stencilled fabric and paper on a felt base, decorated with machine and hand stitching, thermofax screen prints, metal shim

You can find Bernice online on Twitter and Instagram and on her blog: Newly Creative