19 February 2016


Further to our "faces" day in January 2015 - Ruth encountered an artist who combines textile and portraits. She says "Harriet Riddell does machine embroidered portraits from life, with no preliminary drawings – just diving right in!  Her website is http://www.harrietriddell.com/

"She had been round India with her machine (and has a book out) – wonderful vibrant portraits! "

Also, when Margaret was doing a portraiture course last year, she gathered some images of portraits done in textile - you can see the collection at http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/faces-in-stitch.html, with a further selection at http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/more-stitched-faces.html . This is Emmy, by Laura Pierce -