Fragments

Fragments is my latest piece of needlework, stitched and assembled during the last two years of Lockdown.

Lockdown was a challenge for me in many ways. Time stood still, my creativity was stagnated and I felt I needed a project to escape the world outside. The solution was to create components for an artwork that I knew would eventually evolve and take shape.

Fragments - hand stitched quarter inch hexagons in eco dyed cotton cloth - reverse of the work.
Fragments – Back of the work.

Non-essential shops were closed so the cloth was sourced from within my own home: old garments, bed and household linens.

Each piece was cut up and dyed during the summer months with plants from my Lockdown garden.

These hexagons formed part of a portable project that kept me focused and occupied.

Hand stitched over quarter inch hexagons with red thread. Started during the first UK Lockdown in March 2020.

Size 20 x 20cm. Red cotton thread, cotton cloth.

Fragments - hand stitched quarter inch hexagons in eco dyed cotton cloth.
Fragments

This piece forms part of a body of work created during Lockdown in the UK.

India Flint – Meet the Artist

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.