Monday, 12 June 2017

Chained and Unchained

Continuing my exploration of hand stitch which began with small experiments with chain stitch, this piece mounted also acknowledges the drawing of  Cy Twombley and the painting of Howard Hodgkin.

Experimenting with chain stitch led on to a freer approach which I termed "unchained". The death of Hodgkin earlier this year suggested this piece using the frame that the whole group decided to use.

"Boom" uses this free approach to stitch and its reverse makes a nod to the freedom found in quilts from the Gees Bend area of America


Still working and experimenting, watch this space!