Sandra Hurll MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Sandra
Sandra is a designer-maker working with textiles and mixed media. She works from personal observations recorded at home and abroad referencing landscapes, gardens, pattern and colour to create wall hangings & framed pieces. Sandra also makes three dimensional fabric sculpture / lights.
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Sandra’s stitched textiles have developed over time introducing mixed media. She uses machine & hand stitch to embellish collaged papers, news and magazine print, and painted fabrics.

This mix of media provides a range of interpretations of a theme whether from home, across the Atlantic or the other side of the world.

Sketchbooks are full of ideas based on the natural countryside, whether inspired by the tough grasses growing in Richmond Park or from the distant vineyards of Tuscany.

Sandra also makes three dimensional fabric sculpture / lights.

The opacity of the coloured and decorated fabric provides a vibrant highlight / focus to a room setting, when a light source is placed inside the colours are intensified.

The fabric, Lutradur lends itself to these spiral and columnar forms, which are painted, appliqued, stitched and heat tooled.

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Memberships
Member Society of Designer Craftsmen
Surrey Regional Group S.D.C.
Fabrications

Exhibitions
Fabrications annual exhibitions from 1983
North Surrey Regional Group S.D.C.
Annual exhibitions from 1993

Selected Exhibitions
Society of Designer Craftsmen Mall Galleries
Contemporary Art Quilts Uffington : Bristol
Minerva Arts Powys
Morley Gallery London

Commissions
The Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth
‘New Found Treasures’
‘Here There and Everywhere’ 2011

Teaching
Kingston / Richmond Adult Colleges C&G Embroidery & Design
Workshops & C&G for Isleworth Embroiderers Guild

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