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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sustainable embroidery


Maxine Sutton showed her printed, hand- and machine-embroidered textiles at Origin's Springboard, an arena for emerging designer/makers. Its something to do with the threedimensionality the embroidery creates and her choice of imagery that just captivates me.

Originally trained as a painter, Maxine's imagery "draws on a variety of sources; nature and our relationship with the environment; human anatomy and folklore". I think it's really interesting the way she creates a narrative in her work.


All the work is also - in as far as possible - ethically and sustainably produced. The materials used are a combination of either reclaimed or organic fabrics and fibres. In November, Maxine will be at the Brighton Craft Fair.

8 Comments:

Anonymous minitee said...

wow, these are gorgeous. thank you so much for sharing your voice with us this week!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

These are beautiful! Do you know if she'll be selling her work online or anywhere in the states sometime soon?

8:55 AM  
Anonymous karin said...

Kathleen - I'll try and find out!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous shannon lowry said...

Yes, please do. Those are the best designed pillows I've seen. I would love to own one!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

ooh, these are beautiful...I love her colour palette :)

7:59 AM  
Anonymous natalie said...

gorgeous textiles! very inspiring

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

marvelous!

4:31 AM  
Blogger hiphostess said...

These pillows are fantastic! You're finding such great stuff, Karin - thank you! :)

5:49 PM  

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