Following a lengthy discussion we decided that the theme for our second exhibition would be the word Fracture. At first there seemed to be a long list of different ways that this could be interpreted; political disagreement, economic division, the vulnerability of the environment – but how to turn these abstract ideas into simple visual images?
We each developed our own ideas, which you can see in our individual galleries.
We often share the studio at Inkberrow Design Centre with Mary and Val from Out Of Line. Mary decided to join us on this project.
We had the idea of creating a single background which we could cut up and each take an equally sized piece to work on. To maximise the contrast we restricted ourselves to only use one colour each.
Nadine printed the background using the cardboard frames Mary had salvaged from her son’s role play games.
We figured out how best to share out the fabric based on the size of A4 canvases we would use for hanging.
We each went away to work on our pieces individually
Anna used Red
Nadine used Orange
Jackie used Yellow
Catherine used Green
Mary used Blue
and Deb used Purple
The finished work was displayed at the ICHF Sewing for Pleasure / Fashion & Embroidery show in March 2018