I exhibited with Studio 21 at The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, a few weeks ago. Some of the work is going on to Dublin and Harrogate, and Farfield Mill in Cumbria this autumn (2018).
When I turned up to steward at the show, two notices had been added around the embroidered cloth saying, ‘Please do not touch’. I was delighted that people felt the need to touch the cloth, although I suppose I wouldn’t have been so delighted if it became grey at the edges! The framed work was about denying touch (amongst other things). I was so glad that this aspect of the work had been picked up on and that people wondered why I had made it, spent so long embroidering it and had then hung it up like a domestic cloth.
Unfortunately, because my work is often monochrome the visual images are never very good!
Two works: Cloth of Dreams (2017) and Remembering, Retracing, Reworking (2018).