Meet the Artist – India Flint

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the Eco-printed, Sustainable Textile Art of India Flint.

This beautiful leaf printed art started life as discarded cotton cloth, pre-loved garments and old mildewed blankets.  Each piece has been patched, darned, cut up and re-stitched. 

Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019.

The work is by artist, India Flint.
The work is by artist, India Flint.
Bundles waiting to be opened
The work is by artist, India Flint.
The hand stitching by artist, India Flint.
The work is by artist, India Flint.
The work is by artist, India Flint.
The work is by artist, India Flint.

The Society for Embroidered Work

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the contemporary Stitch work courtesy of the members of The Society for Embroidered Work (S.E.W.). Have you discovered this new international art society, dedicated to stitch?

#StitchedArtisArt is the Society’s Hashtag. It was co-founded in 2018 by Cat Frampton and Emily Tull, in response to opinions that ‘Stitched work is just a Craft’, and to raise the profile of embroidery as a recognised art form.

The first members’ exhibition was in November 2019, and I was there to film it for you and to chat to Cat and Emily about the Society’s aims and ambitions – I also asked them how, as fellow stitchers, we could all apply to join!

To find out more information about the Society, S.E.W. have a website and are on Instagram.

The stitched artwork in the YouTube Thumbnail is by Marna Lunt, Kate Tume and Sarah Gwyer.

The pre-view evening for The Society for Embroidered Work exhibition
The pre-view evening for The Society for Embroidered Work exhibition
Embroidered Art Work by Sue Spence
Embroidered Art Work by Sue Spence
A collection of Stitched Art from the exhibition
A collection of Stitched Art from the exhibition
Stitched art bumble bee by Lydia Needle
Stitched art bumble bee by Lydia Needle
Stitched art by Sharon Peoples
Stitched art by Sharon Peoples
Stitched art by Annie Taylor
Stitched art by Annie Taylor

Thank you for your company along this journey of Stitchery discovery. I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with you.

Katie x

Meet the Artist – Denise Watts

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the contemporary bobbin lace of Denise Watts.

Denise hand crafts each paper mâché doll. She then embellishes them in turn, with hand embroidery, vintage cloth & handmade bobbin lace.

Her current collection of work is called “The Little Woman”. It touches on the issues, emotions and traumas that women have experienced throughout history.

Contemporary bobbin lace by Denise Watts.
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace by Denise Watts.
Contemporary bobbin lace.
Contemporary bobbin lace
Contemporary bobbin lace.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.