Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Postcards: Amanda McCavour

Amanda McCavour is a master of free-motion embroidery. She draws her kitchen, her living room, snowflakes, spirograph circles, hands, people, and a steam pump: all with thread. Her thread drawings are rendered using lots of thread, a sewing machine and water-soluble fabric. The top image is her postcard that I picked up at the 2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and features Scribble, an installation of free-motion embroidered spirograph-type patterns that she then stiffened and installed. Her beauty of a business card features Glitter Beginnings, an installation that fills you with sheer joy just looking at it. McCavour is represented by Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto.

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