Category Archives: Mixed Media

Rhian Swierat

Rhian Swierat is an artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn who uses stitches
to record her memories and experiences of different places. Her abstract work are impressions from a specific time and place recorded on watercolor paper with paint and with silk and rayon thread. She describes her process as follows:

“Each piece starts with an idea, a place or time and I make small stitch sketches of each layer which become the palette of styles and forms to make the final piece. The sketches serve as a guide to my process since they are the singular recording of each memory. I see myself as a painter who uses thread. The colors are pure and unmixed and the layering of stitches gives shade variation. Each layer is highly detailed and tactile so the repeating of patterns serve as the non-verbal storytelling of my memories. This layering and abstraction allows for a viewer to search for my story in each composition and formulate their own understanding of each space.”

Images: Courtesy of Rhian Swierat.

Lindsey Tyson

We’ve never tried felting before but might give it a stab specially after seeing the exquisite works of textile artist and designer Lindsey Tyson. The UK-based artist is a weaver by trade but has successfully sidestepped into the art of felt making creating a line that is both tactile and sophisticated. She is inspired by the sea, landscape and nature of the North Yorkshire coast.
You can follow the artist on Facebook and on her website where she list shops that carry her line.

Images: Courtesy of Lindsey Tyson.

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Luisa Cevese & Wallace Sewell

Found these great Luisa Cevese accessories at Wallace Sewell, a UK-based design studio and shop. The two companies collaborated on these products combining textile scraps with plastic, the fundamental principle of Riedizioni by Luisa Cevese designs. Some of the bags and ribbons are available here at Wallace Sewell shop.

Images: Courtesy of Luisa Cevese and Wallace Sewell.