Urban Sketching

 

I have always recorded my life in sketchbooks and, in 2008, became heavily involved in the Urban Sketching movement. As a result, my initial explorations into stitched textiles were reinterpretations of these sketches. I began with Commuters in August 2016, from a contour drawing created on a train. Death Will Tremble, followed, reworking a sketch painted while sitting on the street in York. Very Warm Welcome was the result of a month long residency Urban Sketching into Textiles, in Orchard Square Shopping Centre, in Sheffield. Each piece uses quite different techniques, as I experimented with the new language of fabric and thread.

Very Warm Welcome 2017

Organza; felting wool; embroidery silks; hand-painted cotton
53.5 x 61cm
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Commuters 2016

Hand-painted cotton and hand-stitched embroidery thread.
H50 x W59 cm
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Death Will Tremble 2016

Sundry fabrics; upcycled plastic netting; embroidery thread; hand-painted cotton.
H94.5 x W102 cm
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