Notizie (varie): Emma Wigginton: When stitch comes calling
I work more and more intuitively, feeling my way into each piece, in a kind of meditative process.
... Recycling is something I feel strongly about, and my embellisher helps me recycle fabrics into glorious surfaces for stitching.
Recent work involved me adding embroidery to pieces of redundant metal and metal tools to give them a new use and value as art.
I basically rescued old rusty tools I found...
The idea was to get people to think about what we throw away—beautiful designed items we think nothing of. So, I used the idea of wabi sabi
, making something new and beautiful from something old using embroidery and stitch and fabric.
It took textiles as an art medium a while to find me, but now, being in my fabulous 50s, I’m making up for lost time with passion and enthusiasm. It’s so great to be expanding as an artist at a time when many people think about retiring!
Lockdown for me has been a time of growth and liberation, and I wanted to share with others as a way to give back, as well as it being a new way to work creatively.
As the American sculptor Jeff Koons says, ‘Art is a journey to discover the self.’ I couldn’t agree more. Textiles are the very fabric of life and a personal way to express yourself. Just begin. Play and allow the creative process to take you on your way and see what emerges. https://www.textileartist.org/emma-wigginton-when-stitch-comes-calling?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+textileartist%2Frss+%28Textile+Artist%29 https://www.emmawigginton.co.uk/
And it’s never too late to begin your textile Journey!