Floral Gesture #1Sold Out
16 x 15 cm
sewing machine embroidery on cotton canvas
All Floral Gestures are done in the quick-sketch style called 'gesture', there is no pre-drawing, just free sketching (on the sewing machine) from the live floral bouquet. Pieces are done in Egyptian cotton thread on cotton canvas. Hand-embroidery and paint are added for expressive purposes.
Eleanor works in the textile arts field and has been involved with sewing and embroidery for most of her life in some way or another. She says she actually thinks in cloth and thread combinations as they relate to drawing. For a number of years Eleanor has been doing sewing machine embroidery, and has recently been developing hand embroidery techniques to create large scale portraits. She has a BFA from the University of Manitoba, and has exhibited work as a drawer, painter, and textile artist across Canada and the UK. Teaching is also an essential part of her creative purpose.