DEMO: ‘Anatomy of an Embroidery’ with Jacky Puzey
Sunday 27 April 2019
As part of our Material Textile ‘Common Threads’ weekend we are delighted to welcome the embroiderer Jacky Puzey along for an in-depth look at her work and practice. For her, embroidery is as much about telling stories as about creating beautiful and unusual textures.
This hands-on demonstration will focus around the ‘anatomy’ of an embroidery: looking at samples, exploring both the concept and process. Jacky will introduce us to her prize-winning embroidery piece for Hand and Lock Prize 2015, The Nigerian Riot Girl, from concept to drawing and finally execution, discussing embroidery for couture garments as well as the conceptual design and references of this extraordinary piece. From imagery and music research to pattern cutting and structuring of the idea into a wearable art piece, Jacky will take us through the whole process, including an exploration and demonstration of the professional embroidery software she uses to create her large pieces.
Jacky Puzey specialises in digital embroidery commissions for interiors and fashion. Combining traditional embroidery skills with digital technology to create her distinctive imagery and style.
Jacky has been the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery winner 2015, part of the Crafts Council Hothouse 2016 and New Designers One Year On 2016.
Limited to 8 places only.