Louise Gardiner is a contemporary artist who uses a unique combination of free sewing machine embroidery, paint, fabric, beads and threads to make colorful and textured artwork. Every piece is one-of-a-kind created with several hours of painstaking attention, creativity and spontaneity. Her work which is inspired by nature often has animal and bird drawings that are dressed in intricate stitches.
She was honored with a scholarship by The London Embroiderers’ Guild for her embroidery and was also selected for ‘Art of the Stitch,’ ‘ORIGIN’ and the ‘PFAFF’ Embroidery awards. She has exhibited internationally and has worked for both public and private clients. She has completed several large scale public commissions including ‘The Wacky Races’ for ‘The Gloucester Royal Children's Hospital’, an interactive project ‘Birds of Paradise,’ with the women’s’ ‘PICU’ Unit at Blackberry Hill, Bristol and a large embroidered Tumbleweed for The Royal Oldham Hospital. Her work is expanding into products like scarves, cushions and as prints that are available in her online shop.