Sandie Maher

I have been a member of One Step On since its inception, having completed Creative Embroidery City and Guilds Part 1 at Gawthorp and continued Part 2 at Skipton finishing in 1997.  During that time I developed an interest in Charles Rennie Mackintosh and used his work for my research project.  I also love the work of his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and especially her gesso panels.  I go to Glasgow most years to see all the Mackintosh sites.  The music room in the House for an Art Lover is my favourite.   I am a member of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and attend meetings in the North West. 

I have been on several courses with Ray Slater making cloth dolls.  I have used faces as a theme and continue to experiment and develop the  most satisfactory way of making them as realistic as possible.  My work has included felt or silk paper backgrounds.  I especially like using water soluble fabric for making 3D items. 

I have completed City and Guilds Stumpwork 2 at Eccles Farm and am a member of The Embroiderers’ Guild. Some of my work has been published in the book "Charles Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations"  by Dorothy Wood. 

Vase and Flowers SM Click on images for details

Left: Vase and Flowers

Description: Needlelace and organza poppies. Vase - pelmet vilene treated with acrylic paint and various treatments

Size: 16" x 8"


Left: Woodland Elves
Materials/Techniques: Cloth dolls, both sitting on toadstools
Height: 33cm x 61cm

Dragonfly book SM

Right: Dragonfly Book Description: Dragonflies, lamps and words on Tiffany dragonflies
Size: 6" x 8"
Above: Samples of Stumpwork Sheep
Different types and colours of sheep put together for information and classes.


Right: Fairies’ Garden
Size:  50 x 40cm
Materials:  cotton velvet, organza, paint, sweet papers with machine embroidery
Fairies' Garden SM
left: Bluebell Woods
Size: 32.5cm 27cm
Materials/technique: Canvas work with stumpwork trees

Title: Art is the Flower
Size: Overall, 9ins high x 8ins wide
Materials: Bag - silk dupion with quilting.
Fritillaries - stumpwork, made from woven shapes,
wired and machined on to water soluble leaves.
Source: The flower drawings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Title: Pin Cushion
Materials/technique: Pin cushion made to go with the needlework set based on Mackintosh water colour paintings.

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