KatesKloths

Textile Artist

Morpeth, England

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Textiles, Texture, Colour & Flowers

My inspiration primarily originates in Northumberland and Cumbria where I explore nature. I photograph the colours, patterns and textures, these are used to inform my textiles. The exploration of colour and texture is further developed through dyeing fabrics, threads and textured yarns, I combine colours using variegated dyeing techniques. French knots are my favourite way of adding texture within hand embroidery and are incorporated into many pieces of my work.

I recall early childhood memories of walking through bluebell woods with my grandmother, I was in awe of their colour and beauty. Primroses, forget-me-nots, red campion and bluebells were the flowers that kindled my initial love for wild flowers as these were the flowers that she loved and would encourage me to indulge in their splendour and beauty. Today my escapism is achieved through long walks in the countryside; time to stop, look around and appreciate our surroundings.

Fabric scraps and mixed media create the foundations for my embroidery; hand dyed fabrics are used to create the textures and hand dyed threads are embroidered into my work to add definition using both machine and hand embroidery.

The heart of my work is created from very small pieces that are joined together to create a rugged background texture, this represents how our lives are crammed with many things that we should bring together to enhance the quality of life

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