Embroidered Landscapes Capture the Stillness of Pastoral Life through Dense Knots and Stitches | Colossal


JULY 9, 2021

GRACE EBERT

French knots, chain stitches, and straight lines become peaceful countrysides and abandoned shacks overrun by moss and vines in Katrin Vates’s embroideries. Using bleached canvas as a base, Vates works with thread in natural color palettes of greens or autumnal hues that she lays in variable lengths and thicknesses: she conveys a glistening ocean through flat, even stitches in blues and white, while tufts of neutral tones become cropped fields and dried bushes. Vates rarely sketches a preliminary design and never attaches a hoop, which allows more freedom to adjust both the image and the ways weather and sunlight impact the scenes. […]

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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