Radical Embroiderer

Radical Embroiderer specialises in hand embroidery and is interested in the way it can be used to highlight, question and challenge. She is largely self taught but has done, amongst other things, a couple of R.S.N. day courses. She first exhibited at Spike Island, Bristol, in 2018. (She previously had work, made jointly, accepted in the Bizarre Bra category of the World of WearableArts (WOW), in New Zealand, where she used to live. But that wasn’t embroidery!) Since then she has gone on to exhibit in galleries and online and had her work feature in both print and video. Other highlights include DJ Liza Tarbuck using her piece “Tell Us The Truth!” as her Instagram profile picture and being joint winner of Martin Rowson’s #DrawPutin competition. She was also one of the 5 Rainy Day Women whose embroideries, questioning Barclay’s involvement in The Isle of Wight Festival, were enlarged and put in all the bus stops around the island. She is also a member of S.E.W., The Woman’s Line (a group encouraging older women back/into the arts.) and a volunteer for the Stitching Together Project which provides welcoming spaces for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol to be creative.