An eclectic mix of textile work including abstract work, soft cushions and framed pieces will be on display. Kerry's artwork is inspired by the natural world and in particular by walking in nature and experiencing the history of the landscape. Natural dyes and found items picked up on her walks may be incorporated with hand or machine stitch to produce tactile textiles and soft furnishings. A body of work based on the history of the Witney blanket industry utilising vintage Witney blankets include framed pieces as well as a full size blanket appliqued with monoprinting. Staying closer to home during lockdown resulted in work exploring the boundaries created by hedgerows and the hawthorn in particular. Paper-based work will also be on view with some sketchbook work.
A keen walker, Kerry is inspired by the history of the landscape through which she walks. She has a thorough grounding in textile techniques and processes through a first degree in fashion and textiles, followed by a 4 year City & Guilds course in embroidery and an MA in fine art (textiles). She teaches embroidery, patchwork, quilting and dressmaking at the FIbreworks in Chipping Norton and to small numbers in her home studio by arrangement. Commissions are accepted.