A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful English countryside, captured in stitch, by artist Sue Nicholls.
Sue lives in rural Hertfordshire and uses her sketchbook to document her local landscape. Each image is a source for her stunning machine and hand embroidered art works. For instance, her depictions of snowy furrows and hedgerows, recreated in wool felt and thread.
Similarly, the large tree scapes were created from drawings of Gunby Hall and Gardens estate, a National Trust property.
Anne, collects preloved cloth, recycled paper & ephemera. She then uses collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create her unique form of mixed media Folk Art. Her heavily embroidered and textural works have been described as ‘small worlds’, with a small scrap or remnant of fabric that can inspire a whole piece – each taking inspiration from travel and memory.
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.