I am delighted to inform you that I am participating alongside some amazing artists in a group exhibition titled: “Yarn” which opened on Sunday the 21st at IS Art in Franschoek, Western Cape, South Africa. If you missed the opening, don’t despair, the exhibition runs until the 11th of November 2018.
The sheep that ate her flower 33 x 40 cm paper, cotton thread and rubber
the sheep ate her flower detail
and for those who cannot make it to South Africa to see the show, here is some more images of my work for this exhibition:
Mary’s gold – embroidered rubber
Mary’s gold detail
and since I could not attend the opening as well…I hope to share some installation images as soon as I receive them from the gallery…but until then…
Sacred heart detail
Feel free to contact the gallery directly for more information:
IS ART at 11 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa, 7690
021 876 2071
*photographs of my work courtesy of Kleinjan Groenewald
Work in progress
With my new body of work I aim to refine my embroidery skills. Testing different types of thread and yarn, because the same stitch can produce different effects when different types of thread are employed. With that said, not every type of thread or stitch will work with rubber.
While doing research on embroidery techniques I found the following quotes. I always assumed that I employ a satin stitch in my work:
After reading this I realised that my stitching is not that ‘perfect’, and I do not have a great deal of patience…and then i found this:
So I thought, hang on, maybe the type of embroidery I do is possibly a combination of “satin stitch” and “laid work”.
mmm…maybe i can re-name my stitches to “laid-back-satin-stitch”….or “laid-back-rubber-stitch 😉