Known as the Muslin Mistress Jenny obviously has a reputation for her expertise in the field of creating textural surfaces. While the procedure for making the pieces concentrates on detail and accurate cutting and sewing I was heartened to read
her quotes , 'Mistakes do not matter the result is just different' from Tucks, Textures and Pleats and 'You can't go wrong, it's just different' from Tucks and Textures Two, St Richard's Press Limited. The sense of reality that one gets from such remarks and the images of some of Jenny's clothing designs also reveals a sense of fun and enjoyment.
|Suduko - whole|
|All Squared up|
A member of the 62 Group, Michael's work combines line, structure and pattern and has, in his more recent work, a distinctive dimension - components literally come of the cloth in an abundance of small detail. His work as a curator and textile historian centres on understanding textile techniques and their context with textile history; it is a subject on which he lectures at Goldsmith College, London. The works I have chosen to show are from an earlier period in his career which offer a foil for the development of later pieces:
|Broken English 73 x 95 x 4, 1981|
I have encountered difficulty in get images of the following pieces so have given a description and a web link