Sunday, 25 September 2011

Text and textile

I was fortunate to be able to drop into a lovely free workshop run by Rosalind Wyatt at the V&A last Friday. Run in conjunction with the London Design Festival the workshop introduced Rosalind's approach to translating handwriting into hand embroidery. Because of Rosalind's training as a calligrapher her technique is more concerned with capturing the rhythm and character of the original hand than it is about creating a rigid copy. Her technique encourages the thread to lay fluidly on the surface of the fabric as if as a line of ink. I only wish I could master her sensitivity of stitched mark.

Rosalind Wyatt 'Stitch Love Letter'
An article from the Guardian on Rosalind's work can be found here

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