Harriet grew up in Watlington, Oxfordshire and since Graduating from The University of Hertfordshire in 2012 Harriet has traveled the world with her sewing machine pitching up in challenging locations from the slums of Nairobi to the tea fields of the Himalayas. Through free motion stitching she captures her surrounding environment and the people she meets. Adventure and interaction are key elements to each piece of Harriet’s work. Behind every ‘stitch’ lies a narrative of the people, place and culture.
When in England Harriet stitches portraits of people, live with a bicycle powered sewing Machine, she also narrates events, such as Weddings directly onto canvas.
Since the current lock down, Harriet has focused on stitching portraits via video call. By using her solar powered sewing machine, she engages with her subject and lifts the conversation into the stitched portrait- safely from home.
Harriet’s work has been exhibited in London, Delhi, Nairobi, Toronto, Paris, Taipei, various locations in Switzerland and nearly Milan (The show was postponed due to Covid-19 and all her work is still in Italy!)
Born in Gloucester.
Grew up in Oxfordshire.
Studied Contemporary Applied Art at Hertfordshire.
Started InStitchYou in London
Travelled the world with her sewing machine. (With a keen love of India)
Currently has a studio in Hampshire.