Debbie Lyddon MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
Debbie’s creative practice explores landscape and place and includes mixed media cloths, sculpture, installation and drawing. Her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings.
Debbie’s interest lies in how we perceive natural phenomena – air, wind, water, light and sound – in the environment. Her inspiration comes from walking, noticing and collecting. As an artist and a musician her work is not only inspired by things that can be seen but also by things that can be heard and touched. Debbie’s current practice explores coastal locations and the processes of change that are engendered on the landscape and the objects in it.
Cloth and traditional utilitarian hand-stitching are the foundation of Debbie’s work. Cloth is found in coastal environments in the form of tarpaulins, boat covers and sails and she alludes to their functional purpose in her work. The materials that she uses in conjunction with cloth – salt, bitumen, wax, varnish – are substances that are found in a coastal location and they play an integral part in relating the cloth objects to their surroundings.
Debbie’s practice aims to evoke a multi-sensory interpretation of her surroundings to promote an awareness of the relationship between the visual, aural and tactile landscape.
2009 – 2011 University of Hertfordshire
MA Contemporary Textiles (Distinction)
2005 – 2008 Bucks New University
HE Dip Stitched Textiles (Distinction)
2002 – 2005 Richmond Community College
City and Guilds, Part I and II – Creative Studies, Embroidery
Debbie runs workshops, give talks and offer mentoring to groups, clubs and schools.
Her work can be seen in:
TextileArtist.org e-book, Textiles: A response to Landscape, 2016
Art Quilting Studio, Summer 2015, Marshscapes by Rice Freeman-Zachery
Alice Fox: Natural Processes in Textile Art: From Rust Dyeing to Found Objects, Batsford, 2015
Julia Triston, Contemporary Applique, Batsford, 2014
C. June Barnes, Exploring Dimension in Quilt Art, Batsford, 2012
Sandra Meech, Connecting Design to Stitch, Batsford, 2012
Kim Thittichai, Experimental Textiles, Batsford, 2009
Debbie Lyddon: Art that Inspires, www.textileartist.org, 2016
Debbie Lyddon: Responding to Environment, www.textileartist.org, 2013
Aeolian Pipes and Air-songs Booklet
62 Group of Textile Artists’
Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
2016 Moments of Being, The Knitting & Stitching Shows, London and Harrogate
2014 Caught by the Tide, Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Rivington Street, London
CTRL/Shift, 62 Group of Textile Artists, MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH,
CLEY 18, ‘The greater the distance the clearer the view’, St Margaret’s Church, Holt Road Cley NR25 7TT
Wells Heritage Art Trail: People of the Sea and Shore, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Contemporary Textile Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN.
The Knitting and Stitching Shows, London, Harrogate and Dublin. Studio 21, The Sewing Machine Project
Society of Designer Craftsmen, North Surrey Group, The Makers Art 2017, Cranleigh Art Centre 1 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8AS, 10-16.30, Free Entry. I’ll be showing several new Marshscape Collages in this group show.
CLEY 17, CONNECTIVITY, St Margaret’s Church, Holt Road Cley NR25 7TT
The Archive Project, The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ
Knitting and Stitching Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Making Space, The 62 Group of Textile Artists
Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, Olympia , London, Making Space, The 62 Group of Textile Artists