Stitch face no: 51

Over the past couple of months, since seeing an exhibition of artists and designers who are inspired by pattern-cutting, ideas have been swimming around in my head. I’m interested in

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Stitch face no: 50

Well I’ve quietly made it to stitch face no: 50. I believe I’ve ended on the best one but I know I wouldn’t have arrived here without the journey. In

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Stitch face no: 49

Here’s no: 49, the penultimate portrait in my 50 stitch faces project. This is my biggest so far, being almost A3 size. I was greatly influenced by no: 48 and

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Stitch face no: 48

Stitch face no. 48 is a revisit to the handsome face of fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquire. I’m really pleased with this one. I’ve used a combination of; hand and machine

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Stitch face no: 47

I’ve been reviewing my previous portraits to identify the techniques that have achieved the best outcomes. In the process of making my ’50 stitched faces’ I’m interested in exploring layers

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Stitch face no: 46

Stitch face no: 46 is a combination of machine stitch, hand stitch and applique. This stitch portrait is probably the closest so far to the way I want to work.

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EMerge exhibition in NY!

  The eMerge exhibition at Strivers Gardens Gallery in Harlem, New York has opened. Here’s an introduction to my work from the press release. ‘In her U.S debut, Londoner Shirley

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Stitch face no: 45

I’m revisiting a face that I find her fascinating. I’m drawn to the way she seems simultaneously girly and androgynous…independent and childlike. In the photo I used as a reference,

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Stitch face no: 44

Stitch face no: 44 sees a return to the sewing machine. I worked on a found A4 sheet of transfer letters with a thin sheet of tracing paper behind. I

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