I attended our Embroiders Guild Regional conference yesterday and heard Alice Kettle give an excellent presentation on her past, present and future work. She sews huge pieces and has commissions around the world. She paints with thread and is now doing many unusual faces and figures in her work. It was wonderful to hear that she stitches into paper which excited me as I love this as well. She uses a Bernina digital machine and continues to investigate the digital properties and use this in her work. I spoke to her after her presentation, bought her machine embroidery book and took a picture of her latest very large work. I have shown it here along with a picture of the two of us. What a treat of a day!