Jacobean Embroidery

It is finally done – the first piece of hand-embroidery completed for part of the Royal School of Needlework certificate, thanks to the QEST scholarship. It’s taken over 100 hours – and I love it!  This now informs future embroidery application within my broader contemporary photographic practice.

Jacobean Embroidery

Jacobean Embroidery

Photo London

Looking forward to showing my unique works from Constellations and Coordinates with The Photographers’ Gallery at Photo London this May. All colour works are hand-embroidered – I add each thread as individual stitches into small, analogue c-types. They will be showing alongside Meghann Riepenhoff, Vasantha Yogananthan and Chris Steele-Perkins from May 16-19 at Somerset House, London.

12_COORDINATE_ORANGE OVAL

Photo London

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I am tethered by an invisible thread which binds me to my own story. This is why I sew into my photographs, to feel attached to something I still yearn for. 

COORDINATE SMALL BEAM I
A hand printed c-type with hand embroidery by Jessa Fairbrother.
COORDINATE SMALL BEAM I
Reverse of hand printed c-type with hand embroidery by Jessa Fairbrother.
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