We are so excited that Create98 is an official venue in the Leigh Art Trail this year. Plus we have not one, but two, fantastic artists exhibiting their work here. Here are a few words from embroiderer, Lauren Stranks.
The Little Leigh Stitchery is my first entry into the Art Trail. The collection of hand-embroidered familiar views and local buildings is the result of taking time to slowly and carefully capture the detail of the everyday. I try to capture the fine detail of the familiar, using needle and thread like pen or paint.
Since specialising in photography at art college, my career has focused mainly on architecture and conservation. A brief stint as a milliner’s apprentice encouraged me to explore the world of slow, traditional hand-crafting, and I am self-taught in sewing, embroidery and weaving.
I love combining my knowledge and appreciation of architecture with traditional craft skills, and approach embroidery hoops in the same way I fill sketchbooks – preferring a sketchy, illustrative approach over traditional embroidery techniques.
Leigh Art Trail will run from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 15th June.
Private View: Friday 7th June 7-9pm
Meet the Artists: Sunday 9th June 2-4pm
Late night opening: Thursday 13th June until 9pm
For more information please visit http://www.leigharttrail.com