Thursday 12 November 2009

Alex McErlain and Alice Kettle

Here are a couple of pictures you may find interesting. Remember the pots Alex McErlain made from Hollyford clay that were then decorated by Alice Kettle?

Well here they are at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace.

Alex took to the sewing machine as this was a collaborative project and stitched that beautifully embroidered fabric - stunning, I love it.

Here's what he said about it,

'The stitched elements of Knit and Stitch images includes some of my efforts at sewing where I made stitched drawings, mostly of jugs.

Some large fabrics have been machine stitched by computer from my real drawings of pots, this is something Alice has been exploring stretching the boundaries of that machine technology (its amazing how much like my drawings the work is.)

And some of the stitching was done jointly such as the stitched cloths which are made for the pots to stand on.'

The work will be shown again at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show next week (Thurs - Sun) .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want a frock made from that Alex, it's fabulous.