Geraldine Festenstein MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
During lockdown Geraldine found herself sketching and hand stitching bereft faces. Working with faces has continued, but, fortunately, currently, they are communicating more repose.
She usually draws inspiration from the mark making and scribbles found in her diaries, shopping lists, odd notes etc. Intriguing elemental marks emerge from this treasure trove. Lettering may appear. Techniques vary but consistent is layering of fabric, and stitch (both hand and machine). She may work with print, paint, collage, wrapping and knotting. She works in simple materials such as calico and cotton in creams and whites. Sometimes it is important to paint the calico surface and wire may be added. Recently a collection of colourful doll-like creatures emerged.
Relevant Professional Qualifications
2016 MSDC Society of Designer Craftsmen
2005 BA (Hons) Embroidered Textiles Opus School of Textile Art (Middlesex University)
1990 Diploma City and Guilds Constructed Textiles London School of Furniture
2000 - 2004 Tutor City and Guilds Embroidery (Part 1)
2017 PRISM Hoxton Arches London
PRISM RBSA Birmingham
2016 PRISM Knitting and Stitching Show: London, Harrogate and Dublin
2015 Quintus Oxmarket Galleries Chichester
2014 PRISM Mall Galleries London