Why use an embroidery hoop, when a tennis racket will suffice? Danielle Clough embroiders richly coloured flowers which bloom across the racket strings, the beam* framing the stitching perfectly.
The purpose of this post is to update, inform and explain. I want to let you know what I’ve been up to, why I haven’t blogged recently and the changes I want to make. I wasn’t sure what to call this post; I’ve always like the idea of an Editor’s Letter in magazines, it seems so important and precedes everything else – the first word that sets the tone of a publication. Obviously this blog is no magazine, but the beauty of being the sole contributor means I am the editor by default, so here is my version of an editor’s letter. And Édito? French for editorial, of course.
For my series Aquatic, I submerged my plastic sheets in rock pools. I think the water changes the appearance of the plastic – they almost become ephemeral, as if they will dissolve. It was interesting to play with the translucent qualities of the plastic, particularly with the sand and pieces of seaweed.