This edition of Notes from the Studio is a little bit different. I wanted to share my favourites things from 2022 that I’ve been working on in the studio. My winter break is approaching and I’m excited to have more time to spend making new pieces of work for exhibition.
The Prism Textiles annual exhibition will be opening in London in April 2023, I’ve already had my piece Harbouring accepted for the show. The work is a response to my walks around Scarborough Harbour. I loved working with found ropes and using digital embroidery to create this 3D piece of work. I will be creating some more pieces inspired by this piece and my new research.
Fancy Goods has been a project idea floating around in my brain for about 10 years. This year I started to create pieces inspired by my research of collectables and seafront shops in Scarborough. These magazine collages helped me to open up my creativity when I had been stuck for ideas. I’ve been in talks about an exhibition for this work in 2023 which is very exciting.
Stitchscapes have been something that I’ve enjoyed working on in recent years, they are great to pick up and put down and are portable too. I love using up scraps of fabric from my own stash and from dressmaker friends. I’m inspired by the landscapes in an around Scarborough, creating more abstract images in the last year.