A few weeks ago, I came across British artist Louise Gardiner, a designer that creates one off pieces of embroidery on commission.Inspired by nature, music and emotion, she creates amazing large canvases of embroidery. Her work really grabbed my intention with the variety of flamboyant colours and materials they all have.
Each one of her work is unique and extremely labor-intensive. She works a lot with free machine embroidery and a lot of her work is very figurative, which she creates with detailed free machine embroidery, drawing, hand stitches, inks, appliqué and paints.
She recently exhibited at the Saatchi gallery in London. It’s a shame I didn’t know of her sooner, I would of loved to have gone and seen her work. She’s also exhibited her work in the Liberty windows on Regents street.
Louise studied an art foundation at Manchester Metropolitan University, then went on to do a Textiles BA (Hon’s) at Goldsmith’s university college. Later in 2001 she returned to Manchester and achieved an MA in Illustration. In 2005 she was awarded the scholarship by the London Embroiderers’ Guild for her embroidery and she has since then been exhibiting internationally.
When you visit her webpage, you first get to see this little video. It shows perfectly her way of working, I love it! https://vimeo.com/148117157