woven jacquard tapestry works
Each piece begins as a drawing, that is then translated via digital jacquard loom to create the finished tapestry. The unique works are embellished with silk and cotton hand-embroidery, freshwater pearls and beading. Each tapestry features monochrome warp fringing and multicolour weft fringing. The process draws parallels with a printing practice, while striking a conversation between material and theme. The legacy of tapestry and embroidery is interwoven with conflicting values of female labour. This tension between domestic and professional positioning, alongside embroidery’s role as a vehicle of record and resistance, allow the medium to enhance the message.