Thursday, October 23, 2014

20/21 Sampler - Amanda Smith

Following the great success of The Big Stitch in 2012, the Ashmolean Museum and the Embroiderer’s Guild decided to host a second day in conjunction with the Eye of the Needle exhibition. As part of that event, SEW Region held a members’ competition to create a “Modern Sampler”.

Oxford Branch submitted a group entry. Nine members contributed ten A5 textile pages each completed using a different technique. Traditional hand embroidery techniques were used on five of the pages (the 20’s), the other five (the 21’s) used contemporary textile art techniques.

© Amanda Smith

Fabric hand printed and dyed using thermofax screens and tea/indigo dyeing. Machine stitched using motifs from the thermofax screens of Queen Anne’s lace. 21 cut out and bonded onto background then machine stitched in place.

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