Isla Sew'Neill

pinning my hopes

Reflection on Stitch to Give Voice

In Dr Alison Mayne’s lecture in Week, we learned about Stitch to Give Voice. I was particularly interested in Elizabeth Parker’s autobiographical sampler, where she details the many injustices she has suffered over the course of her life as a young working-class 19th century woman, employed as… Continue Reading →

Reflection on Week 7 – Technologies for Stitch 

The workshop on machine embroidery really informed my future practice and introduced me to a new medium I had not experienced before. It was interesting watching Hannah’s demonstration on the Janome CAD embroidery machine, and I wish I’d managed to have an induction… Continue Reading →

Beginning Again

To say that I’ve been missing in action would be an understatement. Since leaving university due to the pandemic, my motivation to create has plummeted. Frankly, I’ve felt like passing or failing this course has no impact on the life… Continue Reading →

Instagram Artists: Sorcha O’Raw

Sorcha O’Raw (@sorchaoraw on Instagram) is an embroidery artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She uses hand embroidery and her most recent projects use goldwork techniques such as nue to depict common Irish food packaging, like Tayto crisps, Kerrygold butter and Brennans bread.  I… Continue Reading →

Instagram Embroidery: @hanecdote

Instagram was my first introduction to contemporary embroiderers, and it really opened my eyes to a medium I hadn’t previously explored very much. One of the first Instagram embroiderers I came across was Hannah Hill (@hanecdote), who embroidered her  ‘Arthur… Continue Reading →

Glasgow Field Trip

The Glasgow trip was a turning point in my embroidery project. Maybe it was returning to a city that feels like my own with fresh eyes, but it really gave me some interesting new concepts to work on and develop…. Continue Reading →

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