Pad Stitch Manipulations
27 x 27 x 19 cm
Perspex box, nylon organza, polyester threads
Exhibited in ‘Tailored’ 62 Group Exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills, Yorkshire
In this work I explored the three-dimensional qualities of pad stitch. This is a hand stitch traditionally used to shape bespoke tailored garments and is usually completely hidden inside suit collars and lapels. Here it is exposed and exaggerated, illustrating how tailoring can manipulate fabrics to create curvatures and exact fit.
Photos: Jack Armour