stitch-links

contemporary textile art

diana bliss

The focus of my work is hand stitch and I enjoy the quiet rhythm of making each mark. I combine these with hand dyed silks and painted or printed surfaces, to create dialogues between ancient natural landscapes and human histories.

Through walking and making photographic notes land surfaces are mapped in fibre and stitch.

During research I have become intrigued by our rich needlework heritage and create many samples to gain an insight into the needle skills of previous generations. The influence of paper- pieced English patchwork, Quaker samplers, text, Korean Pojagi wrapping- cloths and stitched and knitted English artisan smocks are some of the references that can be spotted in my work.

diana bliss

The focus of my work is hand stitch and I enjoy the quiet rhythm of making each mark. I combine these with hand dyed silks and painted or printed surfaces, to create dialogues between ancient natural landscapes and human histories.

Through walking and making photographic notes land surfaces are mapped in fibre and stitch.

During research I have become intrigued by our rich needlework heritage and create many samples to gain an insight into the needle skills of previous generations. The influence of paper- pieced English patchwork, Quaker samplers, text, Korean Pojagi wrapping- cloths and stitched and knitted English artisan smocks are some of the references that can be spotted in my work.