In and Out of Lockdown

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Fragments‘ is part of ‘In and Out of Lockdown’ – the Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge 2022.

In and Out of Lockdown
Fragments – Part of ‘In and Out of Lockdown’

Hand stitched cotton cloth, eco-dyed and marked with leaves from my Lockdown garden.

Fragments - Part of 'In and Out of Lockdown'
Quarter inch hexagons

This is the fourth Guild Challenge I’ve taken part in – previous entries include ‘Matchbox Challenge‘, ‘Take Time to smell the Roses‘ and ‘Sound of the Kenwood Chef‘.

The Embroiderers’ Guild Challenge 2022 artworks will be on display at The Knitting and Stitching Show in 2022.

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.