Deborah Saunders LSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Deborah
Deborah is a Textile Artist whose work has a style of delicacy and neatness. Her current work is an exploration based on giving familiar and functional items the spotlight as part of aesthetically pleasing artwork.
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Deborah's current work explores familiar and functional items creatively positioned and stitched to form artworks that invite the viewer to take a closer look to recognise the detail. These items are usually seen as practical, purpose filling components, for many, to serve a purpose in our daily lives.

Inspiration is taken from exploring the positioning and placement of these items, considering the variety available; the ideas may come from a single piece or a selection. Each component is hand stitched and the stitches themselves are important and specifically placed. This adds to the process of the construction, making the neat stitches seem invisible.

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  • Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles - 2009
  • City & Guilds’ Embroidery Part 2 - 2006
  • City & Guilds’ Embroidery Part 1 - 2004


  • Committee member of the Windsor and Maidenhead Textile group (Previously an Embroiderers' Guild branch)
  • Society of Designer Craftsmen


  • 'Transformations' Bankside Gallery London - June 2022
  • Looks Familiar’ Henley Fire station - December 2014
  • Outrageous’ The Attic in Pinner - June 2013
  • Outrageous’ Cow Byre Gallery, Ruislip - September 2012
  • Through the Eye of the Needle’ Cow Byre, Ruislip - July 2011
  • Momentum’ The Harvey Gallery in Guilford - September 2010
  • ‘Designer Crafts’ At the Mall Galleries in London - January 2010
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