Thursday, 4 March 2010

Trafford Artists Network

Here comes the Moon 2004

Went to an inspiring talk by textile artist Alice Kettle. Initially Alice trained as a painter were she was encouraged to work on very large canvasses using lots of colour. Now she makes large mainly figurative embroideries using the medium of stitch created on the sewing machine. A lot of her work references mythology and story telling, she started her talk with a photograph of herself and her two sisters wearing floral dresses and ended with a piece of work she had done about herself and her daughters called the four seasons. In the work she used pieces of material from the dresses worn by herself and her sisters in the old photograph.

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