Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Wedding Card

I finished this embroidered wedding card a little while back. It features the bride and groom's names at the top, and their children's names underneath. Sue, who commissioned the card, wanted each image to represent a hobby/interest particular to that child. I'd love to meet Harry's pet snake!

Home Sweet Home

This embroidery is a mixture of crewel work and needlepoint. I used acrylic yarn on a plastic mesh canvas.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Images, again

Like the previous post, these images are of the 'Chance and Bricolage' garments from a few years ago. The model is Phillipa Crummins; the photographer, Tony Phillips.

These garments were made from organic cotton (with the exception of the floral skirt in the last image, which was sourced from a second-hand garment).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Painting with light

I re-discovered some beautiful photographs while tidying my hard-drive today.

These experimental images were taken in 2007, of garments made in 2006 and 2007. The model is Lauren Orrell; the photographer, Cameron Attree. Cameron and I set up long exposures, and then painted Lauren with torchlight.

Most of these garments are from the 'Chance and Bricolage' collection. The making of these garments was largely improvised, developed from pattern shapes generated by various 'games' of chance (like lottery-style pattern selection, or cutting shapes while blindfolded).