Print & Textiles

Through print & textile art I encourage the viewer to stop and look closer, to find beauty and purpose in the old and discarded. I use old clothes and scrap materials within my work for both economic & ecological sustainability, particularly choosing fabrics that hold some significance or connection to the work. I run print and textiles projects and workshops with all ages and abilities. I am a member of Manchester Makers Collective. I am currently doing MA Textile Practice at Manchester School of Art. I post work in progress as @nerissact on Instagram.

Beached – Sample Series

Beached – Sample Series

A series of work exploring the patterns and textures on coastal rock formations. I am working towards creating sculptural forms so used my printed and stitched samples to create a series of photographs in Furniture Warehouse as a way of looking beyond the surface and starting to consider them three-dimensionally.

How Do You Like Them Apples?

How Do You Like Them Apples?

A collection of textile apples exploring perception & worth as we, particularly women, age. The fabrics were specifically chosen for their inherent connotations, mainly from old clothes, and treated using stitch prior to forming the apple. An appropriate message is encased at the core of each one.

Loss & Inheritance Workshop, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Loss & Inheritance Workshop, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

As part of the Loss & Inheritance exhibition exploring perception of age, we ran a drop-in print and stitch workshop. The squares were assembled into a patchwork and displayed at the private view of the exhibition.

Groynes – Fred Aldous window

Groynes – Fred Aldous window

The Manchester Craft Mafia were invited to create an exhibition of members work for the Fred Aldous ‘Make Anything’ series of windows. We were given the themes of typography, neon & geometric. I chose geometric with a slight nod to neon. Title: Groynes Materials: Suit trousers, acrylic paint, wool fleece & thread. This set of […]

Recycled Fabric Apples – Health & Wellbeing workshop

Recycled Fabric Apples – Health & Wellbeing workshop

Developed as a Health & Wellbeing workshop to look at self worth. The fabric apples can be used as paper weights, pin cushions or just as decoration. Apples are associated with learning, growth & gifts. I asked everyone to consider their own gifts and write a positive message to seal inside their apple.

Sew What: 30 week Learn to Sew course, Creative Curve

Sew What: 30 week Learn to Sew course, Creative Curve

Following the success of “Fabric Fusion” and “Sew Together”, Creative Curve asked me to work with them to create a 30 week learn to sew course at Northmoor Community centre taking complete beginners through from first steps up to making clothes using shop bought patterns.

She Sews Seashells

She Sews Seashells

A collection of my embroidered shells was exhibited as part of the Colour Pop exhibition at the Royal Exchange Craft Centre in Manchester. For more information on the development behind this work, see the She Sew Seashells blog post.

Printing Workshops

Printing Workshops

I have run lino & poly printing workshops with a variety of groups and abilities both as drop in sessions and as part of longer projects. Prints can be framed or used to make cards, wrapping paper, book covers or fabric bag patches.