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Museum of British Folklore Folklore is a vibrant element of ‘Britishness’ and a living cultural heritage; these beliefs, customs and expressions link the past to the present and help us understand our specific communities and cultures, as well as our shared humanity. Far from being static or an ageing genre, it remains relevant by adapting to new circumstances, […]

Programming Continuous Rotation Servos with Arduino Programming Continuous Rotation Servos with Arduino Having completed the stitched elements of my latest piece of work I’ve now moved on to constructing the mechanics that will support this embroidered pieces. This has involved learning how to programme continuous rotation servos with Arduino. I’ve dabbled with Arduino in the past for fun so have […]

Cross Stitched Panels Complete

Work in Progress: Cross Stitched Panels Complete So after several months work, and somewhere in the region of 400 hours of stitching, I’ve finally completed all twelve panels for my latest piece of work. The panels have been sewn together, in four groups of three, to create triangular structures as pictured above. All that’s left […]

Lonely Sculpture (aka Tinder Finger) Lonely Sculpture (2014) is a sculpture by artist Tully Arnot. It’s a relatively simple idea but it’s a fantastic and humorous comment on current trends with regards to new technology, apps and online dating. A smart phone loaded with the Tinder app is placed beneath a mechanical silicone finger which repeatedly taps on the […]

Kathy Halper’s Social Media Inspired Embroidery

Kathy Halper’s Social Media Inspired Embroidery Kathy Halper is a textile artist based in the United States. She finds source material for embroidered artworks through the internet, more specifically though social media networks like Facebook. The content for Kathy’s embroidered drawings is sourced from status updates and photographs post online by teenagers. By embroidering these […]

My First Tapestry

My First Tapestry I attended a tapestry weaving workshop at the Fleming Collection in London earlier this month. It was a one day introductory workshop led by Master Weaver Caron Penney of Weftfaced. The workshop coincided with the Fleming Collection’s exhibition, “From Fleece to Fibre“, which includes the Large Tree Group Tapestry created at Dovecot […]

Mother Christmas Paper Cut Shadow Puppet Film Mother Christmas Paper Cut shadow Puppet Film I’ve been working with illustrator and puppeteer Layla Holzer this month to create another festive short film for the Pack of Wolves. ‘Mother Christmas’ is an original fairy tale written by Layla which is presented here as a shadow puppet film using handmade paper cut puppets. Merry […]