Michelle Barnard

Evocative textile art incorporating patchwork, quilting, applique and exploring home, haven, a sense of belonging and comfort in unexpected places.

“Inspired by the places that I love, including cities, canals, beaches and particularly the Isle of Skye. There is an emotional element to my work, reflecting themes such as haven, escape, solitude, warmth and attachment to places.

I am fascinated by textures, shape and vibrant colour. I am also interested in exploring text and graffiti. Circular forms and organic, curved lines frequently feature in my designs. I love experimenting with many textile techniques, particularly patchwork, quilting, machine and hand stitch. I use a needle felting machine to create soft, distressed fabric surfaces.”

www.dottyb.co.uk

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