Woolnough is an internationally acclaimed, award winning artist from Newcastle, Australia.Through the use of freehand machine embroidery and soluble materials, she creates a new version of the natural world.
The exacting application of the simplest of stitches is used to create amazing embroidered works that reflect the beauty of life itself.Woolnough creates new pieces using references from physical specimens, taking care to examine and understand the construction of each piece.
She first maps out the complex arrangement of her design onto a cloth and then uses a sewing machine to create the sculpted piece.
When she is finished, the base fabric dissolves in water, leaving only the artist’s beautifully detailed stitch work.
She then mounts each piece with pins onto paper, setting it slightly away from the background to create shadows and depth that add to the allure of the piece.
More of Meredith Woolnough‘s elegant embroidery can be found at http://meredithwoolnough.com.au/.