The Little Gallery

The Little Gallery


The Wildflower Series
Charlotte Fairclough/Citizens of Stitch

Charlotte writes:

“In another life, I was a Design & Technology Teacher for over 14 years with Textiles specialism. I took a huge leap of faith in 2018 and became a freelance textiles/mixed media artist.

I now work with a variety of community and charitable organisations throughout Yorkshire including: Leeds Playhouse, Creative Recovery – Barnsley, Artfelt – Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, Barnsley Museums and Artworks – Halifax.

My own work is very varied. I love exploring colour and texture through discarded media, such as fabric and paper scraps. I don’t often plan. I would rather experiment and manipulate the materials and allow the outcome to develop naturally. That said, I do love a clash of colour and enjoy adding the smaller hand drawn and stitched details.

Other features of my work include: Layering of paints and print, geometric / repetitive patterns, re-used /recycled materials and splashes of neon and sometimes metallic.”

The Wildflower Series
citizens of stitch -“I have a real love for nature and decided to do something completely different from my more abstract pieces. The Foxglove was created during the first Covid lockdown when I was inspired by a beautiful specimen that I had at the bottom of my garden. I loved the contrast of the bold pink against the vivid green of the surrounding undergrowth.

I was then further inspired by the variety of wildflowers that I had noticed on my daily walks on the footpath behind my house – Dog Rose, Dandelion, Cow Parsley and Wild Honeysuckle.

The Cotton backgrounds have been painted and printed by hand and hand –dyed fabric pieces have been appliquéd by free-motion machine embroidery. I then use hand stitch to add detail, along with some hand painting, and drawing finishing touches.”

All works are available to purchase.

Price: £325.00

Previous Exhibitions



Spring and summer 2021, collage and fine needlework by Emily Morris/Mister Charlesworth Design Studio





2020: A celebration of autumn and fungi photography

by Wakefield based Louise Fairclough





Oil paintings from Wakefield based fine artist Roger Gardner – summer 2020






Autumn 2019 – celebration of nature using collagraph and lino prints

from Walton based Louise Allen.