A Visible THREAD
A collection of small figures built up with layers of scrap fabrics and ‘orts’ ( leftover threads from my embroidery projects); visible threads held together with a machine stitched contour.
Developed during a 2022 research residency in Bath, with the Holburne museum, for a touring exhibition with seam collective called A visible THREAD
In this project I consider the shape of family , how we are ‘cut from the same cloth’ and ideas of belonging and kinship and the connection between generations . Through the gains and losses the family changes shape but is held together by invisible threads.
I have gone on to consider the ties of friendship and sisterhood and the collection continues to grow to encompass a wider ‘family’
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