An Exhibition of Textile Art Work
By Katharine Sevant, Linda Smith and Sue Hubble
The Motley Stitchers are three textile artists living in Essex: Linda Smith, Sue Hubble and Katharine Servant. They met while studying City & Guilds Creative Embroidery in Witham in 2007 and have encouraged each other in various art and textile projects ever since.
They got hooked on creating things with fabric and thread from a very early age. Linda went on to made her first dress on an old Singer treadle machine aged 11 and progressed to making beautiful bespoke wedding dresses. Linda is also a member of Tollesbury Textiles and Rudgewell Patchwork groups.
Sue recalls making clothes for her dolls and, in her first year at senior school in the early 60s, she made fur hats and sold them to her classmates. Sometime later, she started her own business in soft furnishings. However, as soon as she learnt the art of making handmade felt she knew that was her true passion.
Katharine graduated from art college with a DA in Illustration & Printmaking and now enjoys blending her painting and drawing with fabric and stitch to create original textile artworks. She is also a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and the Embroiderers’ Guild.
In 2012 they decided to show their textile art as a group. They each bring a different mix of experience and skills to the group and employ a wide range of techniques from feltmaking to machine embroidery.
For the current exhibition they explored Constable Country around Flatford, Dedham and the River Stour and the result is this collection of textile art pictures.
The exhibition will be open during normal library opening times.