I recently signed up to take part in Susan Aldworth's installation of 1001 embroidered pillowcases which will be displayed in York in June. The subject for the exhibition is sleep and I've had this piece of work in mind since my little boy was born three years ago when the storms brought flooding and wind to the UK. I remember being up all night feeding baby and listening to the weather. In the bottom right of the piece is a mother and baby tucked up safely in the roots of the tree.
Here are a few images of my pillowcase and if you are in York, the installation will be worth a visit. I spent around 50 hours on this piece of work and really enjoyed the mix of hand stitch and machine embroidery. Using limited colours was good for me as I tend to use too many colours generally so this was a good challenge.
The Dark Self runs from 7 June – 3 September 2017 at York St Mary’s, Castlegate - a deconsecrated medieval church in the middle of York which is part of York Museum’s Trust. Opening times Wednesday - Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm. The installation 1001 Nights will be hung from the ceiling of the church.