Linen Embroidered Dress

I decided to extend my patchwork experiments onto a linen dress of mine as a surface to work on. It really doesn’t matter if it’s canvas. paper or fabric ,I approach it all in in a similar way. Composition and colour choices etc all come into it, you are just using different media. I love the tactile sense that is involved in the making and finished piece in textile responses and it all links to my puppetry and embroidery experiments. I am calling the front of the dress ‘joy’ as the only criteria I extended to choosing fabrics was that they should have brought me joy through colour, texture or memory. The back panel which I have just started I will call, ‘you’ve got my back’ and the criteria will be that they will have been gifted by friends or family who have done just that!