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Being well
Made with hand-knitted Shetland wool and found fabrics.  Appliqued and machine embroidered using a domestic sewing machine onto a vintage silk handkerchief and embellished with beads and sequins.

 

In this piece I have considered possible sources of well-being. I particularly enjoy exploring the materiality of textiles.  A repurposed vintage floral silk handkerchief forms the canvas for the piece and its floral design creates the composition, enveloping the figure in richness. 

Cultivation  
Made with hand-knitted Shetland wool and found fabrics.  Appliqued and machine embroidered using a domestic sewing machine onto a vintage handkerchief and embellished with beads and sequins.

 

An image from the September 1947 issue of Stitchcraft magazine forms the starting point for this piece.  It is embroidered onto a vintage handkerchief which is edged with images of garden borders representing gardens of the 1940’s.  Pieces of found embroidery from the period add actual examples of domestic stitch.  

Jul/Aug 1948
Appliqued and machine embroidered using a domestic sewing machine onto a vintage handkerchief and embellished with beads and sequins.

 

Tonal study of a woman on a repurposed Apenzell handkerchief with a beautiful crisp decorative edge.  It is embellished with subtlety to reflect its beauty, the beads mirroring the stitches used.  The figure is taken from a 1948 Stitchcraft magazine.

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