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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)

https://vimeo.com/93852159 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

https://vimeo.com/114750124 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

Jillian Tamaki’s Monster Quilt

Jillian Tamaki’s Monster Quilt Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Brooklyn, New York. I recently came across this hand embroidered quilt that she created a few years ago. Apparently it was the first embroidery project that she created having taken up the craft – not a bad effort at all! I like

Glitch Test Image

Glitch Test Image This is a little animated GIF made from some glitched images of my Wild Man. I’ve been working with a corrupt image for a new cross stitch project that I’m currently working on as a way of obscurring some of the content in the image. I’m also interested in the ways that