XStitchers of Instagram – Pootlesmoon


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Welcome to XStitchers of Instagram where we share a groovy Instagrammer whose needlework deserves more attention! This month it’s Alison Carpenter-Hughes, aka Pootlesmoon!

Alison Carpenter-Hughes - Fiver - Free Machine Embroidery
Alison Carpenter-Hughes – Fiver – Free Machine Embroidery

Her use of free machine embroidery is both dynamic and touching, with threads flowing free from lifelike portraits.

Alison Carpenter-Hughes - Lou - Free Machine Embroidery
Alison Carpenter-Hughes – Lou – Free Machine Embroidery

The artworks push at dimensions and encourage you to interact with them. They reflect intimate moments and share the innocence that is in all of us.

Alison Carpenter-Hughes - Betty - Free Machine Embroidery
Alison Carpenter-Hughes – Betty – Free Machine Embroidery

Much of her work is commissioned and they must make amazing gifts for special people.

Alison Carpenter-Hughes - Little Connie - Free Machine Embroidery
Alison Carpenter-Hughes – Little Connie – Free Machine Embroidery

It feels like she’s really developing her groove and it’ll be great to see how her work evolves. Follow her on Insta and send her some love whydontcha?

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