A Day with Sally Hewett
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#TOAFtakeover Morning after Good Morning! I'm Sally Hewett and I’ve been invited to be the #TakeoverTuesday artist for today. I thought Morning After would be an appropriate piece to start the day. It is made with cotton jersey, padding and thousands of embroidered french knots. I used to call myself a stitcher and embroiderer but I've recently been told, by someone who knows what for, that it makes me sound as if I take up trousers or sew on buttons. So I will call myself an artist who uses fabric and stitch to make high relief pieces based on the human body. As well as fabrics I also use various other materials including human hair, nylon hair, leather, lace, embroidery silks and beads. Some the fabric, lace, embroidery silks and other stitching paraphernalia I use in my work I inherited from my grandmother. She it was who taught me to sew and embroider. #TheOtherArtFair #TakeoverTuesday #SallyHewett
#TOAFtakeover Image Wall This is part of my image wall – featuring Johnny Vegas, Beth Ditto, Ron Mueck and Akhenaten, among others (and a pig clock). My pieces are most often based on people I see or people I know and sometimes on celebrities but I often use images from the internet, newspapers, books and magazines to explore particular bodily characteristics #TheOtherArtFair #TakeoverTuesday #SallyHewett
#TOAFtakeover Sore-I-ah-sis #TheOtherArtFair #TakeoverTuesday #SallyHewett I am currently working on a series of medical/surgical pieces of which this is one. When I was making this piece I was wondering whether it is possible to express with fabric and stitch the discomfort of skin conditions such as psoriasis. This piece is made using layered angelskin and Lycra over padding and embroidered with hair. #TheOtherArtFair #TakeoverTuesday #SallyHewett
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