Claire Edwards – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features the detailed hand embroidery by artist Claire Edwards.

In this YouTube, Claire shares and talks about her latest collection which is based on the coral oceans. She also explains how she created her iconic ‘Rising from the Ashes’ couture dress. Claire’s work has been acknowledged with a number of awards. These include the prestigious award from Hand & Lock plus two awards from the Bradford Textile Society.

Claire is a member of The Society for Embroidered Work.

Images courtesy: https://nomadicmaker.bigcartel.com

'Rising from the Ashes' couture dress created by Claire Edwards. The Phoenix is all hand beaded.
‘Rising from the Ashes’ couture dress created by Claire Edwards
The Phoenix is all hand beaded and features on the back of the 'Rising from the Ashes' couture dress -  created by Claire Edwards
The Phoenix is all hand beaded.
'Substratum' - beaded art set inside resin and concrete -  created by Claire Edwards
‘Substratum’ – beaded art set inside resin and concrete.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs.
Heavily beaded collar inspired by the textures and colours of the Coral Reefs -  created by Claire Edwards
Heavily beaded collar, created by Claire Edwards

Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge Edition

I’m thrilled to have two pieces of my work in latest digital catalogue from The Embroiderers’ Guild. ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ (Life’s Rich Pattern Challenge) and ‘The Sounds of the Kenwood Chef’ (My Favourite Things Challenge). You can see more by clicking the link below.

https://www.flipsnack.com/Embroiderersguild/members-challenge-awards-2020.html

Take Time to Smell the Roses - Embroiderers' Guild Challenge 2019 - Detail of the work
Take Time to Smell the Roses – Embroiderers’ Guild Challenge 2019
The final stitch
The Sound of the Kenwood Chef – The final Stitch. Hand embroidered onto a vintage pillowcase that belonged to my Great Grandmother.

The challenge theme for next year is ‘Exquisite Containers’ – are you taking part?