A series of hand stitched art works, which explore our British heritage and rural traditions, which are slowly fading from memory. Forgotten human connections with sheep are reflected in the images from discarded vintage photographs and these are stitched, patched and darned onto fragments of frequently disintegrating cloth. A reminder that the origins of wool is an animal, which has been managed by man and that connection is precious. Humble stitch preserves both memory and cloth.
Fragments of plant dyed silk, linen and an image from a discarded vintage photograph. Size 17cm x 17cm
Fragments of hand spun and handwoven linen, plant dyed silk, old wool blanket and an image from a discarded vintage photograph.
Fragments of hand spun and hand woven linen and wool, plant dyed silk, old wool blanket and images from discarded vintage photographs.