Lorna Abel

Images of seascapes and landscapes were studied and developed into my own original designs. Living near the Solent I am aware of the ever changing colours of the sea dependent on the weather.

The movement and moods of the sea and the colourful foliage is captured and expressed in stitch.

Dyed natural fabrics and printed materials are layered on to felt to form the machine embellished background to my textiles. Machine and hand stitching is then applied to develop the images. The relationships of colour and texture are paramount to the content.

The preparation is an important part of the process but the most satisfying part is to work in fabric and threads that can be manipulated to form an image, allowing the hand stitching to form texture, movement and pattern on the fabric.

A process unique to textile art.

Qualifications in Textile Art

City and Guilds Embroidery Part 1 and 2 1992-8

I have exhibited my work at galleries across the South of England.