Amanda McCavour is a canadian textile artist whose interest for drawing, installation and embroidery began in 2007 at York University in Toronto , where she earned her BFA. She uses different fiber medias and she is always looking for new techniques. For most of her 3d installations she uses Solvy and her sewing machine and the results are soft works of art inspired by home and nature.
Workshop June-Septempber 2015
Lorenzo Nanni has been trained as a textile designer, and worked many years designing embroidery for haute couture. But he much rather uses those skills to create art. He uses embroidery to create incredibly detailed sculptures inspired to natural and organic forms, flora and fauna, and everything concerning linking being, from birth to death.
Meredith Woolnough is an australian textile artist. She creates forms of nature like leaves and coral using a special embroidery technique that involves a sewing machine and a base cloth that dissolves in water after the piece is complete, leaving just the skeleton. In a way, her process mimics the natural process of leaves dying and drying up.
You can see more of her work on her website http://www.meredithwoolnough.com.au/
Cacye Zavaglia embroidered portraits seem to be real paintings. She uses wool instead of oils and utilizing her background as a painter embroiders detailed portraits that look almost like photographs. The process begins with a photo-shoot and then moves to the canvas where she works with one ply embroidery thread on Belgian linen to create each piece which is often not larger than 8″ x 10″. Talking about her work, the St Louis based artist says that initially, working with an established range of wool colors was frustrating. Unlike painting, it was difficult to mix the colors by hand. Progressively, she created a system of sewing the threads in a sequence that would ultimately give the allusion of a certain color or tone. The direction in which the threads were sewn had to mimic the way lines are layered in a drawing to give the illusion of depth, volume, and form.