Jasmine Newman

STITCHING INTO SOCIETY

Sketch Book Tour !

I have run out of upload space so I have uploaded my sketchbook to YouTube. Here it is! May 4, 2020

The Angry Housewife

It takes time… I spent several hours completing this piece of an angry housewife, it took a lot of patience and concentration. It is of an angry housewife. I would say it reflects my mood about the COVID-19 pandemic very… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Beading Research

Joyce J Scott Scott’s art is bold and angry. She uses her political and feminist voice extremely well. The way in which she uses beading is delicate and so inspiring. Her images are shocking and moving. You can see her… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Artist Research

Lauren Singleton aka ‘YesStitchYes’ Lauren Singleton also known as ‘YesStitchYes’ is a contemporary stitch artist who creates gorgeous embroidery with an underlying feminist/ political voice (Shin, N. 2015). Her work uses quite a painterly style, especially when creating floral imagery… Continue Reading →

Beading and Layering Experimentation

Here are images of my experimentation with beading onto chiffon, which is a transparent fabric. I then played around with the placement of it over my embroidered image of my messy room to see how it would look. I really… Continue Reading →

Personal Project

1920s Embroidery As written about in previous blog posts my personal project will be focusing on the comparison between 1920s flapper girl image and the girl of today, specifically linking it to me and how I see the world. I… Continue Reading →

Embroidering with Unusual Materials

Unusual Materials Upon seeing James Bruce’s presentation delivered via Learn I went on to explore the ‘Embroidering with Unusual Materials’ task. It was really fun to do especially during quarantine. I went around the house to find unwanted or bizarre… Continue Reading →

The Flapper Girl Image

The Ever-So Roaring 20’s At the National Museum of Scotland I was really interested by a 1927 Evening Dress (machine-made net crépe de chine, plastic beads, sequins, probably Scottish) (National Museum of Scotland). I love the combination of the different… Continue Reading →

Embroidered Stories

My Chosen Piece… The ‘Embroidered Stories’ exhibition had pieces from the ‘Sew2Sew’ programme which taught girls how to sew. A hugely influential figure was Winsome Douglas who wrote ‘So to So’ and ‘And So to Embroider’ as two examples. These pieces… Continue Reading →

The Techniques

Learning to Stitch I have been practising several types of stitch in order to improve my skills. I haven’t done much stitching, other than running stitch and cross stitch. Therefore, I have found this process extremely enriching and has helped… Continue Reading →

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