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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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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 Anonymous said...

Kathleen - I'll try and find out!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

8:13 PM  
Blogger Abigail A. Percy said...

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

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gorgeous textiles! very inspiring

9:49 AM  
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Blogger hiphostess said...

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

5:49 PM  

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