Dee Thomas MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Dee
Dee is a contemporary textile artist who uses sketches, colour and texture to represent moments in time. The fabrics, stitches and images are carefully chosen to capture an emotion and offer a fleeting impression. Representational or abstract, drawing is always fundamental to her work.
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On leaving art school Dee spent many years working as a studio artist. Later a fortuitous introduction to embroidery reignited her love of textiles leading to her enrolment on a City and Guilds course where she was able to indulge her love of colour and texture. In 2006 she returned to college to take the HE diploma in stitched textiles.

The landscape provides the inspiration for most of Dee’s work and she is just as likely to concentrate on small details as the overall panorama. Her work is informed by visual research, which then evolves through a process of fragmentation and reconstruction. Printing, painting, patching and layering of fabrics forms a background for stitch, a style of working that reflects her interest in collage. Dee will happily combine paint and stitch or whatever medium seems appropriate to the work.

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Publications

The World of Embroidery Magazine, Threadmill Textile Artists. September 1999

Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists by Andra F. Stanton June 2018

Web articles

Dee Thomas: Capturing a fleeting moment in time-TextileArtist.org

How to get started on a new piece of artwork-TextileArtist.org

The Natural World: 5 textile artists inspired by landscapes- TextileArtist.org

Exhibitions since 2000

Transient at Hoxton Arches May/June 2018

Another View Prism at Hoxton Arches October 2017

Another View Prism at RBSA Birmingham May 2017

Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition Ramster Surrey March 2017

Fracture with Prism, Hoxton Arches, London E2. June 2016

Contemporary Textiles, New Ashgate Gallery. Farnham. Surrey. 2015

Prism: Lines of Communication Hoxton Arches London E2. May 2015

Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition Ramster Surrey 2015

Designer crafts at the Mall 2015, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 January 2015

Designer crafts at the Mall 2012, The Mall Galleries, London SW1, January 2012

Summer Contemporary Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey, 2011

Designer Crafts at the Mall 2011, The Mall Galleries, London SW1, January 2011

Momentum with Okra Textiles, The Harvey Gallery, Guildford, September 2010

Colourscapes / Precious Colour, Colour Museum, Bradford, Yorkshire, 2003

Threadmill at Cajobah Gallery, Birkenhead, Merseyside, 2002.

Threadmill at Norton Priory, Cheshire, 2000

Dee exhibited in the Graduate Gallery at the Knitting and Stitching show in London and Harrogate in 1997, after completing her City and Guilds qualifications in embroidery (parts 1 and 2) taken in Windsor and Manchester.

Recent Education

HE Diploma Stitched Textiles with distinction, East Berkshire College, Windsor, validated by Bucks New University, 2006-09.

Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate 1999 City and Guilds. Manchester.

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