Suzette Smart came to talk to us about her textile journey
|holding one of her books|
|a selection of her work|
Her early work was mostly based on heavy machine stitching. This is a beach scene with lots of tiny figures
She then moved into water soluble including making 3d elements
Suzette tells a story in every piece. This is a piece of work based on memories from her childhood and using old fabrics
Her fascination with 3d forms evolved into bird boxes - some with cleverly hinged lids.
Maps - with a close up. A birds eye view including lots of elements
Suzettes latest work includes transfers. She still likes emulsion transfer but has found a more reliable method now. Machine stitch is used to embellish the piece in various ways.
Just a small selection of her books. These often use painted bondaweb. We will be doing a workshop making these books with Suzette in January so watch out the for the Blog from that.