If you go down to the Pink Wood near Bruton in Somerset during Somersets Arts Weeks you will discover the 62 Group of Textile Artists taking up the challenge of working in this beautiful woodland environment.
The 62 Group is an international group of textile artists, with members in Japan, Germany, Sweden, Australia as well as this country. The group usually exhibit in galleries but this year they have been invited to create innovative installations out of doors.
This challenge was set by a former member, Hannah Streefkerk, a Land Artist working in Sweden and Norway. Her work often involves ‘mending’ the environment by stitching across voids or cracks in trees. Image by Hannah Steefkerk of work called ‘Restoration’.
Stitch magazine has published my ‘From Sketch to Stitch article in Issue no 83 June/ July 2013. The article explores the way I work and how my pieces are put together focussing on my work ‘Family with Fish’ 2011. Click here to Buy Stitch magazine More images of the work in progress
I also have an ebook for sale which documents the full making of this piece. Preview or buy the ebook. The ebook is available for iPad and iPhone only at the present time. To hear about my news and events and to be informed when the ebook will be available in other formats please sign up to my monthly newsletter
This piece is also featured in the 62 Group of Textile Artists 2012 ‘Radical Thread’ Book. Edited by Lesley Millar the book was produced to celebrate the group 50th anniversary. Preview or Buy Radical Thread