Now all the work is complete and up I have more free time to talk about it... or at least post pictures! Here are the two main pieces I've made:
|My Own Darling Mummy|
I also hand stitch and programme all the LED circuits and circuit board into the dress to make the lights blink on and off, I'm not sure if people realise that I do all this or if they perhaps assume that LED fairies come and do it for me, but anyway I do! So quite a lot of thought and physical work went into this piece and I'm proud of it for that. This was also the first LED piece of work that I've created which plugs into a mains plug (the others all being battery powered), which is very very exciting to me!
For another couple of pieces I designed and had some fabric digitally printed onto a plain but good quality cotton:
here to see what I mean. This makes the work interact with its surroundings and with anyone who is allowed to touch it!
Lisa and I were also lucky enough to get a mention in the current issue of Embroidery magazine, so many thanks to them!
That's all I shall write about for now, but you can expect more once the exhibition officially opens next week. It's running until 22nd April so if you're in Dorset you have plenty of time to see it. To close, here is a rare photo of Christine from Walford Mill hammering nails into the gallery wall!