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Michelle is happy to discuss commission pieces, please use the contacts page outlining request with an images available .

 

Chestnut Trails

 

Tidal Memories

Exploring Memory & Dementia

Michelle has been exploring the meaning of memory and how we depend on/use it in our daily lives. Her interest was stimulated when her father developed Lewy Bodies Dementia. The journey has been emotionally difficult and raised many questions about the importance we place on memory and reality. Michelle will be adding to this body of work the section as the work develops.

Memory, Mapping & Dementia. 1.5 mtrs x 60cms - £800

Memory, Mapping & Dementia. 1.5mtrs X 60cms – £800


Coastal Wanderings Collection


Michelle’s desire to have less impact on the environment has led her to use a more ecological approach to dyeing and printing on fabric. Below are some of the pieces she have created using seasonal blackberries and tea dye.


The Burial of Cadbury Bronze Age Shield was created for an exhibition at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton with The South West Textile Group – Oct 9th 2015 – Jan 2nd 2016. The museums collection provided inspiration for the  South West Textile artists. Michelle’s piece was inspired by the South Cadbury Shield.


Small pieces of work (4″x4″, framed 9″x9″), all inspired by coastal areas Michelle have visited


Below are pieces of textile art created using image transfers, fabric, free machining, hand sewing and beach finds. Click on the link to read Michelle’s article: Using Medium Gel To Create Image Transfers On Fabric – Part Four on 14/02/2014 for more information.


Book Cover created from fabric scraps using a mixture of free machine sewing & hand embroidery.


This wall hanging was inspired by my cycle journey through Eastville park, Bristol each day. I live in the center of a busy city and the park is my little bit of therapy each day. It has a lake, river and weir with a changing cycle of migrating birds and some permanent residents. Price £250


Below are two bags I designed & made. The hessian bag is large enough to carry a full supply of art materials. It was inspired by the coast & has the poem ‘Seafever’ written by John Mansfield on the reverse.

The handbag was inspired by the Orchid flower & is approx 20cm x30cm, the flower and lining are made from silk £85.