Machine embroidery is the medium of choice for visual artist Meredith Woolnough. Best known for her nature inspired embroideries, Meredith’s work is held in public, private and corporate collections worldwide
Meredith’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the beauty and fragility of nature in knotted embroidery threads.The work explores the sculptural possibilities of a unique drawing technique that utilises a domestic sewing machine and a base fabric that dissolves in water. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches Meredith creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes like preserved specimens.
About Meredith Woolnough
Meredith Woolnough is an award winning visual artist from the coastal region of Newcastle, Australia. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales, a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration from the University of Newcastle. She is also the author of the book Organic Embroidery published in 2018 by Schiffer.
*Meet Meredith at the fair where she will also conduct a watercolour class in our Studio on one afternoon.