2D Textiles

 

My work is all hand-stitched and built up in layers of fabric and thread. I rarely plan in detail or trace up designs. Instead, I allow the work to evolve organically, using a combination of deliberately unpredictable techniques and instinctive decision-making. I often splash dye, incorporate fabric offcuts as they come from the bag, or stitch in collected materials, such as sheep’s wool or thread ends. I enjoy mismatching line and colour to create different rhythms and combine my stitching and organza in a similar way to which I would use drawn lines and watercolour.

Telling the Time 2018

Organza; hand-stitched embroidery silks; oil pastel; onto hand-dyed cotton.
61 x 61 cm
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Left Behind 2018

Organza; hand-stitched embroidery silks; oil pastels; onto hand-dyed cotton.
76.5 x 76.5cm
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Generations 2018

Organza; hand-stitched embroidery silks; oil pastels; onto hand-dyed cotton.
61 x 61cm
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Passing Through 2018
Organza; hand-stitched embroidery silks; onto hand-dyed cotton.
56 x 102cm
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Slow Chronical 2018

Organza; felting wool; hand-stitched embroidery silks; onto hand-dyed cotton.
102 x 61cm
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Weather in Blue 2017

Organza; wool; embroidery silks; hand-painted cotton.
46 x 46cm
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Tea for One: 1

Raw sheep’s wool; organza; used teabag; hand-stitched embroidery silks; onto tea-dyed cotton.
H25.5 x W45.5 cm
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Tea for One: 2

Silk; organza; used teabag; hand-stitched embroidery thread; onto tea-dyed cotton.
H24 x W36 cm
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Red 2017

Organza; randomly gathered threads and thread-ends; embroidery silks; hand-painted cotton.
46 x 46cm
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Red and Blue 2017

Fabric collage; randomly gathered thread; embroidery silks; on cotton.
H24 x W36.5 cm
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Ladybower 2017

Organza; embroidery silks; hand-painted cotton.
77.5 x 77.5cm
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Walk from Over Haddon 2017

Cotton, upcycled lace curtain, organza, embroidery silks, collected sheep’s wool
H45.5 x W55.5 cm
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Lanzarote 2017

Upcycled cotton work trousers; organza; felting wool; embroidery silks; cotton.
H102 x W86.5 cm
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