Meet the Artist – Harriet Riddell

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidery of Textile Performance Artist – Harriet Riddell. Filmed at Leith Hill Place in the UK.

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.

Meet the Artist – Karina Thompson

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the digital machine embroidery of Karina Thompson. Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019.

Textile artist, Karina, embraces digital data & digital technology in her work. She explains how she uses Photoshop, digital embroidery, free motion long arm quilting & digital print onto fabric, to create her uniquely embroidered textile art.

Karina’s “1 hour’s production = 1.5 miles = 15 lengths” large embroidered piece was part of the ‘Cloth and Memory 2’ exhibition at Salts Mill, Saltaire. It is stitched on woollen cloth woven in Yorkshire.

Selvedge Magazine – I got a mention in their Blog!

Val Holmes was recently interviewed by Selvedge magazine. The brilliant article ends with a chat about a recent Youtube I created about Val.

As well as the Knitting & Stitching Show, people will be able to see my work in person in the new gallery, Fil et Encre, 29 rue du Marché, La Flotte. Online at my website and you can also see me talking about this exhibition on the Arnold’s Attic Youtube channel.

Val Holmes’s Legacy Impressions is at The Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate until 1st December 2019.

Thank you to Selvedge and thank you Val.