Pastures promise. Freehand embroidery onto ticking fabric with a Braille message in French knots.

This has taken ages to finish, the gold was such hard work! Single strand embroidery is slow too, bit I think I just needed to step away from the work, so I could be sure of it.

I think it’s just as I wanted now.

The Braille can be read by those that we usually exclude from visual arts. It’s an ode to good grass fields and old fashioned farming.

(IMAGE: progress shots of an embroidery, showing five grass stems, (four in black, one in gold) and the words ‘pastures promise’ below them. Above the grasses lines of Braille embroidery knots read ‘look after me well and you shall feast all year’)