Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A little bit of red goes a long way

A recent workshop led by Cas Holmes at Hawkwood College allowed me time and space to think about my own textile work.
Traces of a journey, marks to record my path, following a line - with red.

Edges, lines, continuing pattern - and red.
Papers, printed imagery, stitched holes and red paint.

Batsford are publishing a book by Cas Holmes in September called 'The Found Object in Textile Art' ISBN 97819 06388461.


  1. These look very interesting.I love the way the longer you look the more you see.It must have been lovely to give yourself the luxury of thinking and doing for yourself instead of others for a change.

  2. I am working on "Map Sticks", so I was very interested in your "Traces of a journey, marks to record my path, following a line - with red " I am taking part in a joint exhibition entitled "Documentation" and I want to record some journeys I make over the summer. Some of the pieces will be actual map sticks with found object as content, if it works out... others will be machine stitched maps! I hope to use GPS to record the journeys.
    I hope your own map sticks develop beautifully.

  3. How very interesting to see your work in process, I particularly like the idea of recording the journey, it has increasingly become almost more important than the finished piece for me, maybe it's because we're privileged to see the artist's 'behind the scenes' process more often these days.
    I love the 3 pieces in the centre pic.