The Little Gallery
The Wildflower Series
Charlotte Fairclough/Citizens of Stitch
“In another life, I was a Design & Technology Teacher for over 14 years with Textiles specialism. I took a huge leap of faith in 2018 and became a freelance textiles/mixed media artist.
I now work with a variety of community and charitable organisations throughout Yorkshire including: Leeds Playhouse, Creative Recovery – Barnsley, Artfelt – Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, Barnsley Museums and Artworks – Halifax.
My own work is very varied. I love exploring colour and texture through discarded media, such as fabric and paper scraps. I don’t often plan. I would rather experiment and manipulate the materials and allow the outcome to develop naturally. That said, I do love a clash of colour and enjoy adding the smaller hand drawn and stitched details.
Other features of my work include: Layering of paints and print, geometric / repetitive patterns, re-used /recycled materials and splashes of neon and sometimes metallic.”
The Wildflower Series
“I have a real love for nature and decided to do something completely different from my more abstract pieces. The Foxglove was created during the first Covid lockdown when I was inspired by a beautiful specimen that I had at the bottom of my garden. I loved the contrast of the bold pink against the vivid green of the surrounding undergrowth.
I was then further inspired by the variety of wildflowers that I had noticed on my daily walks on the footpath behind my house – Dog Rose, Dandelion, Cow Parsley and Wild Honeysuckle.
The Cotton backgrounds have been painted and printed by hand and hand –dyed fabric pieces have been appliquéd by free-motion machine embroidery. I then use hand stitch to add detail, along with some hand painting, and drawing finishing touches.”
All works are available to purchase.
Spring and summer 2021, collage and fine needlework by Emily Morris/Mister Charlesworth Design Studio
2020: A celebration of autumn and fungi photography
by Wakefield based Louise Fairclough
Oil paintings from Wakefield based fine artist Roger Gardner – summer 2020
Autumn 2019 – celebration of nature using collagraph and lino prints
from Walton based Louise Allen.