05 Sep In:Site 2017 – Day 2 Tuesday 5th September
For the second day of In:Site we were joined by artists Catherine Coombs and Eleanor Price, both working with textiles and stitch.
Catherine graduated with BA Hons Textile Design from Northbrook Metropolitan College. She is inspired by the narratives of people and places with a particular focus on voices. On a previous visit to the Cathedral Square Catherine recorded the ambient sounds and voices both inside and outside of the Cathedral, she then translated these into visual sound waves that were screen printed on to fabric.
During the day Catherine invited the public to stitch onto the fabric using colours, materials and patterns that they thought described their voice. She collected these strips of fabric and created a visual chain of voices of people passing through the square.
To keep up to date with Catherine’s practice please visit her Instagram.
Eleanor graduated from Goldsmiths University London with BA in Design. For her practice she uses cross stitch to create detailed architectural floor plans that are then thoughtfully edited with stitch.
Eleanor brought a large stitched map of Birmingham Cathedral Square to In:Site and invited the public to sit and stitch using felt shapes or cross stitch, reflecting their thoughts and ideas about the site.
Visit her Instagram to keep updated with her practice.
Sarah Christie and Jaguar Land Rover
Head to this blog post to find out how their second day at In:Site went.