Man O' War Cove
Man O' War Cove
Man O' War Cove

Inspiration
For the artist, the relationship between the body and textile is seen as a kind of dance. The process of making; the body’s actions, is something that coexists within the textiles. The inspiration for this series explores ideas of longing and nostalgia for the time spent together. Depicting an abstract landscape, this piece is inspired by memories of a recent trip to the Man O’War Cove in Dorset. Embedded in the textile is both the physical and emotional memories of the artist.

What the work will look like
This piece depicts a coastal landscape. Abstract rock formations and lush grass are formed though the embroidery and tufting. Brush-stoke like textures in the embroidery is something that becomes alive and grows; composed of rays white, light green and gold. The piece will include a lot of tufting techniques to represent the mountainous landscape in the foreground and embroidery in the background for the sky and ocean.

Outline of Process
The entire piece is constructed by hand, using a variety of handcraft techniques such as embroidery, weaving, stitching and hand tufting. Through a mixture of these techniques, the image and textures of the landscape begin to form. Firstly, a rough sketch of the design is drawn onto a mesh linen fabric as a guideline for the shapes. Second is adding embroidery. Tambour embroidery is often the first technique used because it creates a fine stitch when layered the stitch created a brush stroke-like texture; best used for curved shapes. Satin stitch is also used for when the thread is pointing in one direction. Hand-tufting is often the last technique used, this is done manually using a vintage 1900s rug needle. The completed piece is then stretched onto the frame like a painted canvas.

Time required to create the work
5 weeks


Man O' War Cove

Regular price
£1,150.00
Sale price
£1,150.00
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By Katrina Raimann

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The price listed here is the full price, of which you pay 25% now and the remaining 75% upon receipt of the finished work.

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  • Inspiration
    For the artist, the relationship between the body and textile is seen as a kind of dance. The process of making; the body’s actions, is something that coexists within the textiles. The inspiration for this series explores ideas of longing and nostalgia for the time spent together. Depicting an abstract landscape, this piece is inspired by memories of a recent trip to the Man O’War Cove in Dorset. Embedded in the textile is both the physical and emotional memories of the artist.

    What the work will look like
    This piece depicts a coastal landscape. Abstract rock formations and lush grass are formed though the embroidery and tufting. Brush-stoke like textures in the embroidery is something that becomes alive and grows; composed of rays white, light green and gold. The piece will include a lot of tufting techniques to represent the mountainous landscape in the foreground and embroidery in the background for the sky and ocean.

    Outline of Process
    The entire piece is constructed by hand, using a variety of handcraft techniques such as embroidery, weaving, stitching and hand tufting. Through a mixture of these techniques, the image and textures of the landscape begin to form. Firstly, a rough sketch of the design is drawn onto a mesh linen fabric as a guideline for the shapes. Second is adding embroidery. Tambour embroidery is often the first technique used because it creates a fine stitch when layered the stitch created a brush stroke-like texture; best used for curved shapes. Satin stitch is also used for when the thread is pointing in one direction. Hand-tufting is often the last technique used, this is done manually using a vintage 1900s rug needle. The completed piece is then stretched onto the frame like a painted canvas.

    Time required to create the work
    5 weeks