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.
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.
A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery and beadwork of Tabitha Aimee Buckley.
How does the landscape inspire embroidery art? Tabitha Aimee Buckley – a recent Textile Design Graduate from Falmouth University – shares how she creates one of her iconic handmade buttons, inspired by the rugged Cornish landscape. Tabitha was a recipient of an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate Award 2019/20. She started stitching as an Embroiderers’ Guild Young Embroiderer at the age of 10.