My Embroiderer's Guild branch recently hosted an evening with Gizella Warburton a textile artist who lives locally. I love her considered, pared back and abstract work. Its is all about the fabric and about stitch. The fabric, natural and often linen in different weights, makes full use of the raw edges and slub texture. The stitching, mostly by hand, echoes the marks made by brushes on canvas.
I was fascinated by her admission that work "grows", spending time on her design wall while she considers what next needs to be done, rather than in detailed drawings.
I have to keep reminding myself when working that LESS can be MORE!