Rosie James is a British textile artist, teacher and maker whose expertise is in embroidery, stitched thread, sewing and screen printing. Her work involves using a sewing machine as a drawing tool instead of a pen or pencil. She creates images using the stitched line and embellishes them with screen printing, applique, printed fabrics and computer embroidered elements. On an article in Visit Salford she explains her particular interest in figures and crowds:
“I am very interested in crowds and in particular looking at the individual within the crowd. I like to draw people out and about, but I am particularly interested in the details of life, the handbags, the clothes, the shoes, our hairstyles and the stuff we carry around with us; all the things which differentiate us from others. I use a camera to capture these scenes and then make drawings from the photographs. This means I can get all the details.”
Images: Courtesy of Rosie James.