Textile Embroidery ‘One Swallow does not a Summer Make’
Collect from gallery £395
Including UK delivery £420
L 53.5 x W 53.5 cm including 2 cm wide limed wood frame and 8 cm ivory double mount.
Rachel Wright studied fashion and textiles at university, undertaking both a B.A and an M.A course before graduating in 1994. She has exhibited with The 62 group of Textile Artists, The Independent Textile Makers and The Society of designer Craftsmen. She has also shown her work at prestigious events such as Art in Action and Artisan @ The Edinburgh festival. She exhibits annually as part of Bucks Open studios.
Rachel takes her inspiration from many sources including landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, harbour towns, boats, lighthouses and windmills. These subject matter are then translated in machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto carefully cut and pieced fabrics.
The embroideries enable Rachel to draw and paint through fabric and stitch. The fabrics provide a rich source of colour, texture and pattern forming her ‘palette’ and the threads are used like a fine paintbrush to fill in the details. Rachel’s trademark is her use of striking, rich colour, which captivates and draws the viewer in. Her aim is simply to delight the eye.