I do enjoy decorating my clothes with odd little bits of stitching. These trousers already had some embroidery on the leg…
…and I’ve now used up some scraps of fabric by adding some kantha embroidery, higher up on the same leg…
Very satisfying! I’m going to enjoy wearing these.
I made this as a reaction to some of the assumed jollity that the media assume everyone shares over the festive season.
This piece of work is designed to show how it can feel when someone is exerting their power over you.
I spent some time planning the piece, experimenting with different materials for the spikes.
In the end I used ceramic, painted black. I liked the hard, uncompromising feel of this material. The base fabric has been eco dyed using maple and cotinus leaves. The figure is padded felt with embroidered features.