Artist Hillary Fayle likes to stitch on unconventional materials. She says she started exploring the idea whilst studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. As Fayle recounts on her website:
“I began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves upon my return to America. I generally try to use renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for my art, so this was an obvious choice.
These are leaves that I coat in a non-toxic preservative to protect them and make them slightly more resistant to tearing. I then stitch into them using a mix of traditional and original embroidery patterns and techniques. Upon finishing, they are framed accordingly. Although some of these are currently hanging in galleries, or part of private collections, I am happy to make custom pieces. If you are interested, please contact me.”
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