Sustainable embroidery

by Grace Bonney

Maxine Sutton showed her printed, hand- and machine-embroidered textiles at Origin’s Springboard, an arena for emerging designer/makers. Its something to do with the threedimensionality the embroidery creates and her choice of imagery that just captivates me.

Originally trained as a painter, Maxine’s imagery “draws on a variety of sources; nature and our relationship with the environment; human anatomy and folklore”. I think it’s really interesting the way she creates a narrative in her work.

All the work is also – in as far as possible – ethically and sustainably produced. The materials used are a combination of either reclaimed or organic fabrics and fibres. In November, Maxine will be at the Brighton Craft Fair.

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