Interlaced and Fly Stitch Estuary
34 x 10 x 34 cm
Acrylic box, Cotton and nylon threads, organza fabric
Winner of the Innovative Use of Textiles Award for the Fine Art Textile Award 2023
The traditional subject of the embroidered landscape has been rendered in a contemporary form, using the topology of the Mawddach Estuary in mid Wales as inspiration. Fly stitch and a composite interlaced stitch are used to sculpt the contours and textures of the land and water and a fabric layer denotes the waterline. The threads follow flowing curves and span the full height of the piece, passing through the fabric to create the shape and form of the landscape above and below ground level.
Photos: Jack Armour