Stitch

Embroidery in art is a wide-ranging technique as we’ve discovered chatting to textile artists who use it in its most traditional sense as well as those who put a more contemporary spin on stitch. Here, we explore the work of those practitioners using hand embroidery, machine embroidery and a wide range of more specific techniques including punch embroidery, blackwork, cross stitch and applique.

4 weeks ago

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching

Amanda J Clayton: The intimacy of hand-stitching
Hand stitching has had somewhat of a renaissance over the last five years, however, it has always been an integral aspect of the work and process of textile artist Amanda J Clayton. The intimate connections that hand-stitch has with aspects of femininity and tradit ...
2 months ago

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature

Irem Yazici: Embroidery in miniature
Irem Yazici was born in Istanbul Turkey. She studied public relations and advertising at Anadolu University. Irem says: I didn’t like my department and I didn’t want to work in an agency. I feared when I graduated, I would be sucked into a lifestyle tha ...
3 months ago

Adam Pritchett: Stitch insects

Adam Pritchett: Stitch insects
Adam Pritchett is a British artist who studied Fine Arts at Coventry University focusing on textile sculptural forms, which developed into embroidery after graduating. His most notable achievement and personal highlight was appearing on Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade ...
3 months ago

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour

Kate Wells: Fragments of splendour
Kate Wells has been an exhibiting artist for 30 years combining teaching with studio work and family life. Her work has been included in group exhibitions worldwide and is in private and public collections. Curating and running the Textiles Section at Art in Acti ...
4 months ago

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process

Kim Thittichai: Designing through process
Kim Thittichai is a textile artist and tutor living on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland. Having worked through most of the traditional techniques Kim finds herself drawn to experimentation and layering technique. She created and delivered her own course ent ...
5 months ago

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories

Louise O’Hara: Evoking memories
Louise O’Hara is a professional mixed media artist. Her work explores the richness of light, the colour and the texture that she sees around. Often focusing on rugged northern landscapes with brooding skies and lighter coastal scenes that are based on the me ...
6 months ago

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch

Sylvie Franquet: Reconstructing with stitch
Throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the Flanders region of Belgium functioned as the centre of European tapestry production, commended for their particularly large textile works filled to the brim with intricate, painstaking detail. Flemish artist Sylvie Fra ...
7 months ago

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature

Hannah Streefkerk: Mending nature
Hannah Streefkerk’s artworks are nature-oriented, inspired by natural elements such as water and land formations, trees, flowers and rocky landscapes. With a certain sensibility towards rhythms, structures and patterns, she extracts the essences of various fo ...
7 months ago

Willemien de Villiers: An observer on the fringe

Willemien de Villiers: An observer on the fringe
Willemien de Villiers is a South African artist and writer, currently residing in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Her work is a dialogue between real and imagined microscopic biological phenomena, reconstructing the common cellular history of all living things through atomi ...
8 months ago

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread

Vanessa Rolf: Drawing with the thread
Vanessa Rolf’s work explores maps, journeys, psychogeography, memory, memorial, inheritance, archiving and collections. She references found imagery and text to create layered narratives; this research is sometimes referenced directly but also through intuitive s ...

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