Ladies & Gentlemen
This work is made in response to Darren’s collection of 1940’s ‘Stitchcraft’ magazines. Vintage handkerchiefs and other textile finds all hint at past lives, these are reimagined here. The textile items inform the choice of figurative image used and suggest possible narratives. ‘Stitchcraft’ photographs and drawings provide the figurative element and ideas evolve from personal experiences, cultural references, film or textile histories.
Darren Ball Textile Artist
Greater London, England
Freehand machine and hand embroidery with applique, handknit and embellishment on calico
Freehand machine embroidery with applique, handknit and embellishment on vintage handkerchief
Freehand machine and hand embroidery with applique, handknit and embellishment on vintage handkerchief