Thursday, November 25, 2010

Salford Exhibition

I have been working on a piece for Ten Plus Textiles (, the group that I am priviledged to be part of. The group are having a retrospective exhibition at Salford Art Gallery next February to celebrate 20 years together doing wonderfully creative things, (I have only been with them for a fraction of that time!)

Here is a sneak preview of my new piece. It is just a portion as I don't want to spoil the surprise!

The work combines modern technology with traditional patchwork. I have used the computer to print text and images onto fabric. I have also made "fabric paper" by layering tissue, newspaper and paint onto a fabric bagkground with PVA glue. These have been combined with painted, stamped fabrics of various sorts, which were embellished with stitch, buttons and eyelets. I cut lots of 1.5inch squares which were arranged and stitched to a background.

To see the whole piece you'll need to visit the exhibition:) I will post details nearer the time.

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