Category Archives: Textiles

What Is Textiles? 2013 – Edinburgh Exhibition

What Is Textiles? – Edinburgh Exhibition I will be exhibiting a number of my embroidered works next week as a part of Kalopsia’s one year anniversary exhibition at Gallery Seventeen, Edinburgh – What Is Textiles? An exhibition that sees Textiles as a distinct artistic practice, that opens up the debate on “What is Textiles?” Private

Fibremen 3 – Ukraine Exhibition

Fibremen 3 – Kherson, Ukraine I’m delighted to have had my Baba Yaga embroidery selected for Fibremen 3; an international fibre art exhibition of contemporary and innovative fibre works submitted by men. The exhibition, organised by Ludmila Egorova of Scythia, will take place in Kherson, Ukraine this October/November. The Fibremen exhibition is designed to broaden

Hand Embroidered Unicorn Jumping Jack Puppet

Hand Embroidered Unicorn Jumping Jack Puppet I created this puppet from some white woollen fabric and cotton thread. The fabric is stretched across a wire frame that it’s stitched to in a similar fashion to the way in which stumpwork embroidery is constructed. The limbs are jointed using a simple French knot stitch and then

30 Shades of Flesh

30 Shades of Flesh So having recently finished my Synchronous Hermaphrodites embroideries which I’ve been working on for the last six months I’ve spent finally gotten around to making a start on a new project. Up until now I have predominantly worked with a split stitch in my embroideries. However this new project will be

Periodic Table Cross Stitch

Periodic Table Cross Stitch I’ve just finished my first attempt at cross stitch. I have plans for a more involved cross stitch project but having not used this method before I though it best to embark on a couple of smaller test pieces. This piece is one of two new works that have been embroidered

Facial Recognition by Colleen Toutant Merrill

Facial Recognition by Colleen Toutant Merrill I’ve come across quite a bit of work over recent months that makes use of the process of embroidering onto photographs. The majority of embroidered photographs don’t seem to delve much deeper than an aesthetic level and simply serve to prettify the photographs with colourful threads – often in

Caviar Crackle Album Artwork

Caviar Crackle Artwork Toward the end of last year the Mayor of Associated Minds record label got in touch with me with regard to stitching up a sublime gold storm for the new Metabeats album Caviar Crackle. The design was put together by Matt Joyce aka themeekshall with the Mayor and Metabeats and then handed