This artists has incorporated some her childhood memories into this work but also been inspired by some Victorian sleeves. I like how these sleeves seem to resemble the pieces of embroidery I inked up and put through the press to gain an impression on paper. They almost look like an x-ray!
I did some rough embroidery stitches on calico, inked it up and put it through a press. This is an image of the inked up fabric. The monochrome graininess is quite ghostlike in appearance and reminds me of Jennifer Rochester’s work on a sleeve.
Here is an image of the same piece of fabric with the stitches removed. It is so evocative of a time that has gone past but has left its impression for ever. I would definitely like to try and adapt this into my work.
This is the first impression, quite dark but you just about see the little flower I stitched on the scrap of fabric. That detail is lost on the fabric with the stitches removed. Subsequent impressions give lighter images with more detail.