Friday, 18 May 2012

New work: Pollen

Here’s another of the new pieces I’ve got on show with Textilia III at Farfield Mill.Pollen1

This one’s inspired by pollen grains viewed through a microscope – something I did a lot of in a previous life, long long ago.


It’s all machine embroidery, some free and some using a flower stitcher attachment. As so often in my recent work, the shadows cast by the suspended motifs are an important part of the design. I like the way they give depth and life as the piece changes with the lighting. This does make photographing the work tricky though – I can’t get the shadows I want without ones I don’t! 


MarmaladeRose said...

Hello Mrs.
My best friend of 30+ years and I went to Farfield Mill today and saw your beautiful work. The photos really don't do it justice, they looked fabulous! Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time as we spent far too long chatting and eating cake in the cafe as old friends do!
Absolutely wonderful, congratulations and thank you for the encouragement ;)

chocolatefrog said...

Thank you, I'm so glad it didn't disappoint! Great place for a get together with art and craft thrown in - I just wish I lived nearer.