My recent work explores themes of home, domesticity, making and family. These themes intertwine and are united by my eclectic collection of family possessions and a love of memorabilia.
knit1purl1 is a series which celebrates women’s crafts through photographs which are manipulated into repeats and printed digitally on fabric or card; bookish, my summer yarn and faded pastime are stories/yarns about growing up whilst tus kyiz/mongolia, suzanni/uzbekistan and north india/sari stitching draw from my travel photos to celebrate the honest beauty of ethnic textiles.
Works from feathering the nest are much more diverse; I began with the black swan as my theme, a bird who’s steadfast values turned my thoughts towards our domestic nesting instinct and the desire to decorate our ‘nests’. Paint chips, freehand and machine stitched with ‘feathers’, have become shorthand for, and reverence of domesticity/plumage of both birds and generations of suburbanites.