The Year of the Sea

2018 sees Wales celebrating the Year of the Sea and this theme has been taken up by Swansea Festival of Stitch to challenge individuals to create unique works of textile art for the various exhibitions around Swansea between 10-24 August.

Our Cutting Edge textile members have been prolific in producing not only works of art but also fish bunting, fabric windmills and fabric postcards to complement an exhibition that the group is holding in the Tapestri Cafe, Swansea between 10-24 August.

A sample of the amazing postcards that will be on show can be viewed below

I have been busy creating a wallhanging from manufactured blocks – which is entitled She Sews Sea Shells – very apt for the theme of our exhibition.

And my latest creation, inspired by textile artist Anne Kelly is finally complete

To create my collage I have used hand dyed fabrics overdyed with stencils, Thermofax, stamps and Indian print blocks, stencilled organza, transfer art paper and free machine embroidery. It has been so satisfying using the hand dyed and printed fabric stash – so much so that I am thinking about the next project already!

Visit the Cutting Edge Blog to see how things are shaping up for the exhibition

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