August 23, 2016
Stitchy Snippets - Susie Vickery
Susie Vickery's textile art incorporates a unique blend of hand embroidery, machine embroidery, collage and animation. Her work is illustrative and often holds a story.
Vickery is inspired by her work with communities on rural and refugee development projects in Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar and India and she 'draws on issues of iconography, identity, gender and Asian art'.
Initially working as a costumier in film and TV for more than twenty years, Vickery's needlework skill is fundamental to her work.
My favourite piece is from the 'Sweatshops' collection and it's a row of animated machinists. Cotton reels and rulers are used to create the models. The piece is so beautifully crafted and it presents such a powerful message.
Please visit Susie Vickery's website to find out more about her work.
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.