Hayley Mills-Styles

Route & Number: Green 15

Date / Time: Saturday 2nd July 10 – 4pm

Sunday 3rd July 10 – 4pm

Location:  173 New Rd Side – First Steps Nursery

Event: Fine Art Textiles and a drop in Textile Activity to try your hand at.

My practice tells stories with fabric and thread; these stories are predominantly autobiographical and tell the story of my childhood.

I Must go Down to the Sea Again tells the story of my fascination with the Yorkshire coast, summer holidays walking along the cliff tops and weekends spent beach combing among the rocks. My inspiration comes from many places; photographs of fishermen’s nets and chains, objects such as shells, plastic debris and knotted ropes.

Traditional hand stitch techniques are combined with digital embroidery and found objects to create series of stitched images and fabric sculptures responding to the theme of the sea.

Textiles form a significant part of our lives and it is always wonderful to talk to people about my work and their textile memories.

Hayley Mills-Styles

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