October 6, 2015
Stitchy Snippets - Tapestry Revival
The textile artist Frédérique Morrel sources tapestries from flea markets in France and 'revives' them into the form of animals and people.
Her vibrant sculptures address issues of consumerism and challenge preconceptions about tapestry through her transformation of discarded art work into something extraordinary.
Through her work, Morrel affects the destiny of these tapestries. She saves these forgotten embroideries from a dusty attic, alters their aesthetic and in doing so creates cherished pieces of art that regain their central place in the home. A new story is developed with each sculpture and the tapestries gain a new meaning whilst maintaining their history.
Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.