Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition

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At the start of last month, we posted a blog by our intern Kiah from her visit to the David Adjaye’s Making Memory Exhibition. Taking inspiration from this, she produced a series of drawings from the elements she found inspiring.Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand EmbroideryWith her drawing style being quite graphic, she favoured the staircase elements of Adjaye’s designs, bringing in the play fo the light and shadows on the stairs as you can see from the drawings above.

These were then translated into a repeating CAD embroidery design which she embellished with a variety of techniques that she has been practising from the classes  taken at the London Embroidery school

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand EmbroideryThese can be seen in the addition of the sequins at the top and bottom:

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery

There is also the clever use of some very neat satin stitches in stranded cotton

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand EmbroideryAnd the more specialist raised cutwork bullion squares to finish it off

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand EmbroideryWe also asked Kiah to show us how she imaged her textiles being used within an interiors context, so she produced these lovely visualisations of her work as used in a hotel or luxury office space.

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition London Hand Embroidery