Dee Thomas MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
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.
The World of Embroidery Magazine, Threadmill Textile Artists. September 1999
Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists by Andra F. Stanton June 2018
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.
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.