I’m working on a few projects at the moment so I thought I would share some works in progress with you.
As part of my collection Time & Tide I have been experimenting with rust dyed fabrics using metal fragments collected at Spurn Point, Runswick Bay and Tate Hill Sands.
These samples of fabric are being made into commemorative pin cushions, marking a point in time on my visits to the coast.
I’ve been working on Thackray Uncovered since January, and I’ve started to sample looking at X-rays from the collection.
Using 6D software and the Pfaff Creative 3.0 allows me to explore the lines and patterns in photographs, creating a seemingly abstract design. I have started to stitch out some of these images, I’m not happy with some of the results but I’m very much process led so I’m happy to make a few mistakes when sampling.
After connecting with weaver Jane Walkley through Twitter I was invited to take part in an exhibition responding to Sunny Bank Mills. I have visited their archive several times, it’s such an inspiring place.
The Finishing Room at the mill is a fascinating space, there are so man exciting textures and colours.
I found some labels in the basement of the Finishing Room which I photographed so I could take them into my 6D software in the studio.
I’m really happy with the samples at this stage but I’m keen to explore more details based on the pattern books I researched in January.