Mary Swift’s blouse

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mary swift’s blouse

2017
drawing in white ink on glass
30x30cm

one of a series of drawings on glass made for Paddy’s exhibition Drawn Thread Work – samplers & specimens at Customs House Gallery, South Shields from 17.11.17 to 31.03.18

This is a drawing of a detail of the early 20th century blouse which belonged to Paddy’s grandmother, Mary Swift

le puy lace

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le puy lace

2017
drawing in white ink on glass
30x30cm

one of a series of drawings on glass made for Paddy’s exhibition Drawn Thread Work – samplers & specimens at Customs House Gallery, South Shields from 17.11.17 to 31.03.18.

This drawing is sourced from le puy lace in various textile collections

flanders tape lace

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flanders tape lace

2017
drawing in white ink on glass
30x30cm

one of a series of drawings on glass made for Paddy’s exhibition Drawn Thread Work – samplers & specimens at Customs House Gallery, South Shields from 17.11.17 to 31.03.18.

This drawing is sourced from flanders tape lace in various textile collections

armada portrait

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armada portrait
2017
drawing in white ink on glass
30x30cm

one of a series of drawings on glass made for Paddy’s exhibition Drawn Thread Work – samplers & specimens at Customs House Gallery, South Shields from 17.11.17 to 31.03.18.

This drawing is sourced from the collars in Armada Portraits of Elizabeth 1

 

anatomy of change

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anatomy of change
drawing and painting on silk, painted wood, string, a nail
h188.54xw91cm
2018

ARTISTS STATEMENT

“The outside of you belies what is going on inside”, is what my great friend, Vicky Watling, my art teacher at school, says about me. The pain causing autoimmune diseases began at school, but it was years later I was told that was […]

The Brit and the Great Bear

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the brit and the great bear

129x93cm
2016
Drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk. Painted wooden frame.
Made for the 62 Group exhibition, Making Space, at Macclesfield Silk Museum from 18.05.16 to 03.09.16. Then touring to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in London from 2 to 5 March 2017, then touring to the Royal Highland Centre from […]

living at belsay exhibition 1996

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living at belsay exhibition
1996
a contemporary approach to furnishing an historic house : 4 may – 25 october 1996, belsay hall, northumberland

In 1995 Paddy was awarded a Northern Arts Major Award to develop new work with diaphanous fabrics, the first of which wase shown in the Pillar Hall as part of Living at Belsay project at Belsay Hall, Northumberland, […]

in the palmhouse 1983

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in the palmhouse
1983
42×43 cm
private collection
machine embroidered satin and cotton organdie
velvet frame

This piece won the First Prize in Rachel B. Kay-Shuttleworth Competition for Embroidery at Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley,
Lancashire.

phaethon and clymene 2003

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phaethon & clymene
2003
79×140 cm
drawing and machine embroidery on silk
private collection

made for the exhibition Sons and Mothers at the Collins Gallery, University of Stratclyde, Glasgow. It illustrates the boy racer Phaethon’s fatal chariot ride through the morning sky. After asking his mother Clymene if Apollo was really his father, he pleaded with Apollo to drive it for a […]

garthwaite with crawfish 2008

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garthwaite with crawfish
2008
38.5×30 cm
drawing in indian ink on silk
mdf frame rubbed with graphite

one of a series of works informed by historical textiles from public collections