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BA (Hons) Embroidery

Heather Tribe

The rapid growth of our towns and cities, and the pace at which buildings are erected is startling. Increasing importance is being placed on the external appearance of buildings, but often the inner space is impractical and restrictive. In the final year of my Embroidery BA Hons degree I am exploring these ideas though the use of the Multi Head embroidery machine, which I use  to stitch out my architectural drawings. I also aim to echo the build up of buildings by layering various materials including silk, plastic and acetate, which also replicates the hectic atmosphere and the complexity of buildings, both old and new, in our cities. 

Heather Tribe - Close up of architectural drawings stitched onto silk crepe line using the Multi Head Embroidery machine.

Close up of architectural drawings stitched onto silk crepe line using the Multi Head Embroidery machine.

Heather Tribe - Close up of large scale Multi Head piece in which i programmed hand drawings into the Multi Head machine and then stitched them out repeatedly onto black velvet.

Close up of large scale Multi Head piece in which i programmed hand drawings into the Multi Head machine and then stitched them out repeatedly onto black velvet.

Heather Tribe - Large scale Multi Head piece made up of three 1x1.5 metre silk crepe line lengths layered so that you see different areas of stitch through each piece. Multi Head stitch based on hand drawings from around Manchester.

Large scale Multi Head piece made up of three 1x1.5 metre silk crepe line lengths layered so that you see different areas of stitch through each piece. Multi Head stitch based on hand drawings from around Manchester.

Heather Tribe - Acetate printed with my drawings curled inside an acrylic model.

Acetate printed with my drawings curled inside an acrylic model.

Heather Tribe - Hand drawings of buildings around Manchester etched onto acrylic using the laser cutter. Acrylic sheets then made into models representing buildings. Acetate printed with my drawings has then been curled inside some of the models.

Hand drawings of buildings around Manchester etched onto acrylic using the laser cutter. Acrylic sheets then made into models representing buildings. Acetate printed with my drawings has then been curled inside some of the models.

Heather Tribe - Acetate printed with my drawings curled inside an acrylic model.

Acetate printed with my drawings curled inside an acrylic model.

Tags: Architecture, Layering, Repetition, Stitch

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