January 16, 2018

Stitchy Snippets - Matizes Dumont

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

The artistic collective called Matizes Dumont is formed by a group of artists of the same family from Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. The initial group was formed by 'Mother Dumont' - Antônia Zulma Diniz Dumont and her five children: Ângela, Marilu, Martha, Sávia and Demosthenes. The embroidery circle has since expanded with the participation of the third generation: Luana, Tainah, Maria Helena, Paula and Luíza.

In the words of Matizes Dumont, their 'Free and spontaneous embroidery breaks with the patterns of the original technique; using a mixtures of hues, fabrics, textures and strokes that mirrors visual art... Inspired by nature and diversity of Brazilian culture, they create art of deep delicacy.'

The children started embroidering from an early age and were taught by their mother. The family went on to exhibit and sell their embroidery art and Matizes Dumont was conceived.

In addition to their artistic group they have also formed The Institute for Cultural Promotion Antônia Diniz Dumont - ICAD. The main purpose of the institute is to share ideas and actions focused on culture, education, health and the environment. It is a place where the community of Pirapora, Buritizeiro and neighbouring municipalities in Minas Gerais can express themselves, create and coexist with creativity.

Here is a small collection of their beautiful embroidery.

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

Original artwork by Matizes Dumont, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield

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.

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