MA Textile Design
I am an environmentally conscious embroidery artist creating a range of embroideries with end-of-life fabrics, waste threads and haberdashery combined with sustainable techniques.
Initially I create small scale hand embroidery pieces, then employ a multidisciplinary approach to manipulate and develop these embroideries into large scale interactive pieces.
By applying a range of modern and ancient technologies such as stop-motion animation, flicker books and digital printing to my embroideries practise, I can create embroidery work that is innovative, exciting and pushes the boundaries of embroidery art that is still in keeping with the ideology of sustainability.
My recent body of work is a series of moving image embroideries, created using a zoetrope and stop-motion footage. This depicts the data of the last two Covid pandemic lockdowns of 2020-2021. The pandemic has had a lasting effect on my textile practise and forced me to explore digital approaches to textile art and embroidery.
This has shaped and altered my way of making and I am producing work that is more accessible and embraces both the digital world and the physical world equally.