Words and Meanings

 

A lot of the work I’m making at the moment involves text. I’ve done a series of pieces that I call the ‘Day Trippers’ series where text is used below an image to suggest a lovely outing.

Day - trippers series                    On the Beach

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Now, the pieces are more about the words. The piece above is a work in progress – it’s going to be scanned and used as a cover for a note book which can be given to patients to write their thoughts in. It uses hand coloured fabric, applique and free machine embroidery.

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(Sorry about the reflections on this image – tricky to photograph through glass on a dull January day!)

This piece is part of the triptych I’ve been working on for an ongoing project. It will be displayed in a corridor, so the hope is that the bright colours used will catch the eye and brighten up the space. My intent was to encapsulate the teamwork and support evident at the centre  by linking and overlapping fabrics with colour and stitch.

This second piece of the three (Below) is a quote that is important to the team at the centre, stitched as if handwritten to emphasize the caring intentions behind it. (Again, apologies for the reflections!)

I work on these pieces at the centre, so that all involved there can see the progress and get involved in the project. It’s the best kind of work; interesting, challenging and, I hope, engaging for others.

The final piece (awaiting completion) is composed of text stitch with cad embroider. For each word, the colour was chosen by someone at the centre; staff, patient or visitor. So immediately there is a sense of involvement and engagement. I’ll post it when it’s ready, hopefully with better images too – if the sun returns to the northern skies!

 

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