Photo: Colour Pop Exhibition

Colour Pop Exhibition by Manchester Craft Mafia

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

from 25th July 2016

The Royal Exchange Craft shop invited Manchester Craft Mafia to create a body of work using black and white (greyscale if necessary) as the┬ámain colour bases, then use colour as an accent, to enhance the piece of work. We were supplied with a set of Pantone colours from this year’s A/W collection.

When faced with the colour pop brief, I knew instantly that I needed to use my collection of found fishing twine to hand embellish my three-dimensional embroidered mussel shells. I pleased to discover that favourite rope was pretty much a match for Aqua Splash and decided to do some using the yellow rope aka Lemon Zest to add a bit of variety.

I make the shells using free-motion embroidery on velvet and felted old jumpers. They are available framed in pairs or as pendants on a silver chain. If in Manchester, please visit the Royal Exchange to see them on display alongside the work of the other members of Manchester Craft Mafia, we range from textiles to print, from wirework to glass.