Fly Stitch Autumn Landscape
Size: 34 x 11 x 45 cm
Acrylic box, cotton threads, organza fabric, glass beads.
Exhibited in 62 Group touring exhibition ‘Ctrl/Shift’ 2018/19.
I wanted to explore the traditional and popular subject of the embroidered landscape but rendered it in a contemporary form. My inspiration was the topology of the Peak District, with its unexpected steep dales carved by water from the higher flat lands. The strong V shape of fly stitch is suggestive of valley sides, and converging and diverging stitches follow flowing curves and sculpt the three dimensional shapes of the hills and dales.
Photos: Isobel Currie