• Embroidery is all about capturing form and texture to please the eye.  I tend to get carried away with all my ideas and don't focus on the technique as much.  So although this might not be competition material, it most certainly is enjoyable! 

Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Kleintyd sonder televisie was ‘n groot seën vir my pa se sewe kinders - wanneer die gier hom gepak het en hy begin oorlogstories vertel het, het ons aan sy lippe gehang.  Die enigste klagte: dat die gier soms wyk en die storie dan sommer opdroog.  Ons kon dit ook nie na willekeur aanskakel nie

A year's worth of mini paintings

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 14:58

I started on my birthday, 9 February 2016, with a challenge to produce one miniature painting per day for a year...

A labour of love

Friday, 27 November 2015 14:19

Our beautiful, talented youngest daughter’s wedding took place in August 2015.

The challenge that had come my way was to be creative and come up with a stunning ring cushion.