Saturday, 22 June 2013

Pat Archibald Textile artist

At the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show in March this year, I was thrilled to see work by Pat Archibald on display, and talk to the artist herself. 

I have wanted to post the pictures I took, and here  are two of them. (I did ask permission to take them)  They are haunting images of her journeys in India.

"Time to Think"
"This piece shows one of the desert men that I met in Rajasthan. He appears very content to just sit and contemplate".
"Tree of life and tears"
The tree of life appears in many guises in Indian art and textiles. Here I have used the paisley feather to form the tree and heavily embellished it with stitches and sequins. The feathers continue throughout the design, appearing to fall from the tree as tears."
They were among the most evocative images I have seen expressed as quilts.