[Upholstery, machine braiding, hand tufting, embroidery, weaving]

An abandoned chair was revived using a pile of damaged garments destined for landfill. By unpicking the archaeology of the chair, the bone structure was revealed to be redressed once again.

Reclaimed synthetic yarns were machine braided at the Textiel Museum Tilburg where it was possible to add strength and mix qualities of these yarns. Using the techniques of hand tufting, hand embroidery and machine embroidery over and around the braids, I was able to “paint” the design of my body print on the chair.

Finalist for the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery 2021

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