Jo Avery

Jo Avery – Modern Crewel Embroidery

Jo Avery has reinvented traditional crewel work for the 21st century with her vibrant graphic designs. The word ‘crewel’ means embroidery using wool and in this exhibition Jo explores how wool can be both an aesthetic and sustainable material with much to offer the modern embroiderer. Using projects from her book Modern Crewel Embroidery as a starting point Jo has created a range of hoops inspired by nature, doodles, and her other great love, patchwork and quilting. Alongside the hoops she has used her wool embroidery to embellish pillows, pouches, pots, pincushions and even a belt. This exhibition will leave you visually stimulated and itching to get stitching yourself! 

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SF22 Textile displays
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