SUZANNE GILLARD (creative textiles)
After a career in education, Suzanne has in recent years developed her interest in creative textile work. She uses a range of techniques including silk painting and dying, mixed media work, free machine stitching and the manipulation of a variety of fabrics to produce a "new"fabric. Her main interest is wet felting and the stimulus comes from the countryside in Sussex and the West Penwith area of Cornwall.She derives a great deal of pleasure and inspiration in working with the brilliant colours found in dyed Merino wool fibres. The work displayed in the Gallery Trail will show a range of felted pictures and a variety of small felted items with a recent development, nuno felting, where open weave fabrics [often silk] are combined with Merino fibres
Venue: 12 The Causeway, Arundel.