I'm a member of Contemporary Quilt, one of the specialist groups of the Quilters Guild, our AGM was in London recently. The attraction of the AGM is the afternoon lecture. This year it was given by Sue Stone aka Woman with Fish.
Sue is a child of Grimsby and its fishing industry. Some of her most well known works come from a collection of old photographs of fishing families. She is an innovative and creative embroiderer who manages to combine hand and machine stitch very effectively.In many pieces she subtly alters the image from a photograph and substitutes one element of the photo with a fish in the textile piece. This creates charming, quirky evocations of past times.
Have a look at her website and Blog.