stitch-links

contemporary textile art

liz hunter

Cloth and memories The decaying plants in the vegetable garden inspired these pieces. Using fabric reclaimed from a woollen jacket and I used hand stitching, gathering and darting to reshape the flat pieces into three dimensional forms.
White on white Inspired by family samplers , Durham quilts and Edwardian nightdresses I experimented with plain white ricrac to develop a range of pattern samplers and hangings.
Shibori on cloth and Japanese hand made papers. Shibori is a Japanese dying technique .Patterns are made by tying ,pleating and clamping fabric before dying with indigo and rust. The " memories" of the processes used form the patterns on the finished cloth. Working with paper also retains the folded and clamped textures. Some of these pieces have also been heavily stitched.
Squares Sketch book experiments in preparation for a series of black and white stitched and printed pieces.



liz hunter

Soutache

These figures grew from experimental knotting using flat braids and discarded or found objects. They suggest another culture and pose a variety of questions ; are they votive offerings, shrines to male and female house gods or female figures with an alter ego?

Cloth and memories

The decaying plants in the vegetable garden inspired these pieces. Using fabric reclaimed from a woollen jacket and I used hand stitching, gathering and darting to reshape the flat pieces into three dimensional forms.

White on white

Inspired by family samplers , Durham quilts and Edwardian nightdresses I experimented with plain white ricrac to develop a range of pattern samplers and hangings.

Shibori on cloth and Japanese hand made papers.

Shibori is a Japanese dying technique .Patterns are made by tying ,pleating and clamping fabric before dying with indigo and rust. The " memories" of the processes used form the patterns on the finished cloth. Working with paper also retains the folded and clamped textures. Some of these pieces have also been heavily stitched.

Squares

Sketch book experiments in preparation for a series of black and white stitched and printed pieces.