Whether a corded phone or a humble water jug, Sue TrevorThe household items are all made from the same materials. The artist meticulously sews decorative sculptures that are reminiscent of common household items and vintage electronics. Each piece covered with crossed seams and textured rows is a product of the combination of embroidery, appliqué and quilting techniques. The resulting jewel-colored works are heavily adorned with flowers and other organic shapes, shapes she derives directly from her Loughborough garden. Leicestershire.
Before Trevor sews the objects out of hand-dyed Egyptian cottons and silks, he examines the film camera or the teacup and saucer it replicates and creates a pattern. Then “she manipulates my heavily embroidered 2D pieces of fabric into sculptural 3D works of art, tests and tries them out until I have the desired shape. I love the challenge of breaking down the structure of an object and translating it into one of my pieces of textile. “
Check out Trevor’s available sculptures Etsy and Popularand see more of their work, which includes a range of functional and decorative pieces Instagram. You might enjoy it too Needle point tools and implements from Ulla Stina-Wikander.
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