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.
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.
Catriona explains how she designs & creates her detailed costumes for film & TV. She shares the process she utilised to develop the costume for ‘Brimstone’ – a character from ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ by Laini Taylor – she shares her samples which include a variety of needlework techniques such as digital embroidery, hand & free-machine embroidery, crochet, smocking, goldwork & beading. Catriona received an Embroiderers’ Guild Graduate 2019 Award & exhibited at New Designers 2019 in London.