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As a textile artist I am interested in the juxtaposition of colour, shape and texture to create a decorative balance for ornament or image. I work with fine materials by hand and in detail to produce unique textile jewellery and embroidery.
Increasingly my work is characterised by the use of vintage lace, painted and embellished with fine stitching and beads. I like to surprise and my compositions often include a tiny insect, an unusual colour clash or an unexpected variation in pattern to charm and intrigue.
I am an experienced artist and am constantly building on my skills to develop new ideas and techniques. I have recently been experimenting with the use of fabrics and threads in jewellery making and am excited by the results. Much of my inspiration is drawn from the observation of plant structure and ornament in landscape and nature. I also like to think that the fine quality of my work owes much to the craftsmanship of times past and my use of recycled fabrics, notions and beads reflects this interest.
Since I began to exhibit with Art in the Frame I have twice won the Re-cycling Award at Artisan Showcase and in 2005 I also won the Award for Textiles. My work was featured in Workbox Magazine in 2006.
Christine won the Judges' Award at Textile Showcase 2009.
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Christine's more recent work.
|Textile Showcase 2009 Award|