Vivienne Beaumont MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About vivienne
Vivienne is a textile artist specialising in machine embroidery. Her soulful work is figurative and the narrative of her textile imagery uses archetype and symbolism within the context of fairy tale and myth.
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The ephemerality and cyclical nature of life is at the core of Vivienne’s practice. Her imagery references the mythological, nature, female archetypes and the theme of female transformation. Archetypal theory and mythology use the goddess to denote the cyclical nature of female life. Vivienne uses machine embroidery and print to tell this personal and universal story through symbol and thread.

“I try to capture something of the folk tale or fairy tale: the jeopardy of the miller’s daughter, the alchemy of weaving straw into gold. These tales have endured the ages, suggesting they hold a deeper meaning for us. Mothers and daughters, love and rites of passage – the repeated cycles from one generation to the next – these loom large in my textile story.”       

Drawing and design are key to Vivienne’s practice. Her ideas always begin with a drawing which she develops using Photoshop. The final designs are transferred onto fabric with a variety of printing methods. Vivienne’s finished work is framed, but left unglazed to emphasise its textural quality to reflect her interest in the haptic along with the visual qualities of the fabrics and fibres used.

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  • Llantarnum Grange Solo Exhibition Huff and Puff. 6th May - 29th July 2023
  • AceArts Somerton Solo Exhibition - Seeds, flowers and flowing Hair 17th June – 22nd July 2023
  • Featured artist at The Spencer House Gallery Tetbury 2022
  • Gallery solo artist at the Knitting & Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate 2022
  • AceArts Open: Somerset. May 22 - June 25th – Winning entry
  • 2022 Emerging Makers: Bluecoat Display Centre Liverpool
  • 2021 Portal - Graduates Exhibition Llantarnum Grange
  • 2021 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
  • Member of S.E.W - Society For Embroidered Work.


  • Hereford College of Arts. MA Contemporary Craft. Distinction 2020
  • Reading University PGCE 1982
  • Cardiff College of Art and Gwent College, Fine Art Degree 1978
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