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This sampler by Elizabeth Parker reveals much more than her embroidery skills. It tells the story of the young woman who made it. She draws us in from the start. ‘As I cannot write I put this down...

Textile art, machine and hand embroidered portraits. These beauties can be picked up at my Etsy store for just £75.00. Search 'prettyuglycreations' in Etsy to find me! By self taught textile artist- Elizabeth James.

Textile art prints / Mini print, Postcard, Wall art, Home decor, Textile portrait, A6 Print only £5.00 each on Etsy. By self taught textile artist Elizabeth James. By PrettyUglyCreations on Etsy.

Portrait sketch for next textile art piece - By self taught textile artist- Elizabeth James

The FALCON was the symbol for Anne Boleyn, consort of Henry VIII. The Queen did this needlework in the canopy for the christening of her daughter Elizabeth I, future Queen of England.

'Root', By Elizabeth James. 'Root' is a piece of textile art that is directly inspired by the strength of nature and its daunting capability. This piece is the first of my original series of textile art.

Elizabeth Parker (1813-1889) | cross stitch | linen + red silk | 85.8 cm X 74.4 cm | Ashburnham, East Sussex, U.K. | c. 1830 | She tells her story, describes her weaknesses & sins, how her employers treat her "with cruelty too horrible to mention," how she is tempted to kill herself. "Which way can I turn ... wretch that I am? ... What will become of my soul." Elizabeth taught at the Ashburnham Charity School & raised her sister's daughter. She died in the Ashburnham Almshouses, aged 76.

A sneak peak at my latest textile art creation! - Self taught textile artist Elizabeth James. #textileart #textiles #art #embroidery #sewing #watercolor #textileportrait

Pretty Ugly Textile art print- 'Suppress' / Mini print, Postcard, Wall art, Home decor, Textile portrait, A6 Print

Textile art print- 'Suppress' / Mini print, Postcard, Wall art, Home decor, Textile portrait, A6 Print only £5.00 on Etsy. By self taught textile artist Elizabeth James. By PrettyUglyCreations on Etsy.