I am intrigued by the idea of the accident of birth and became interested in asylum seekers. The words ‘the only thing I own is the shirt on my back’ become symbolic of those forced to leave their country with no belongings and I have used a deconstructed shirt to map this journey
Stephanie Wooster is a knitter working in Bristol. With this piece she explores how her work is developed through the hand and eye, the processes of cognition being a full body experience.
Resembling an anatomical illustration, action and creative critique are rendered in the structural and tactile
Dynamic stitched architectural installations, pushing the boundaries of textiles to construct vibrant three-dimensional ‘drawings’ in space.
Fascinated by patterns of change over time, Glasbrook uses brightly coloured threads to plot and contain space as markers of this process
I am attracted to fragile and insubstantial surfaces that I intentionally age, stain, despoil.
My work evolves from a number of sources. I work directly with materials that I consider have a certain potency.
I have an interest in reclaimed garments. Each one has its own resonance and history
Inheritance and loss are themes underpinning the work.
Engaging in the action of hand stitching offers a deep and powerful bridge between the inner and outer world and connects me to physical and haptic knowledge. I am using stitch to comment on the consequences of the loss of skill
You fold up a sheet
You fold up a map
And in both cases there is a journey hidden inside the folds
Mapping – A genetic and circumstantial record of life
Across cultures two people new journeys through the birth of their child. The material form of their instinctive desire to protect their child from evil becomes a swaddling embrace:
wrapped in layers of knowledge from pathways already discovered..
A cocoon for the newborn; developed from paper, cloth wadding and stitch..