Meet the Artist – Jo Beattie

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery of Jo Beattie.

Jo Beattie creates shadows to represent a fragment of precious memory held within a loved childhood toy. Each piece starts with a hand draw image which is then machine stitched in black thread. A recent piece of Jo’s work was purchased by the National Collection of Contemporary Textiles.

‘The strengths and uniqueness of British contemporary embroidery is due to the fact that it is founded on drawing.‘ Diana Springall.

Filmed at Knitting & Stitching Show 2019.

Meet the Artist – Harriet Riddell

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery of Textile Performance Artist – Harriet Riddell. Filmed at Leith Hill Place in the UK.

What do a sewing machine and a pedal bike have in common? The answer is Harriet Riddell from In Stitch You

Join me for a day of stitch drawing with Free Style ‘Pedal Powered’ Stitcher, Harriet. Watch and be amazed as she ‘draws with the needle’ on her sewing machine. Harriet travels the world with her sewing machine & bicycle to create observational embroideries, documenting life in stitch.

You can see some of Harriet’s Free Style Stitchery in a previous post from Art in Action 2014.