Yumiko Reynolds MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
A sewing machine is Yumiko’s favourite drawing and painting tool. Yumiko is constantly pushing the boundaries of stitching, drawing and painting in order to create a new kind of art form “Stitch Drawing” with fibre, thread, paper and pigment. As an artist/maker, Yumiko creates figurative images with textured surface and colour.
Yumiko’s journey as an artist /maker started after the completion of the course of the Diploma in H.E. Stitched Textiles with a background of a City & Guild course in Embroidery and life drawings and paintings. With her passion to create figurative images with her own unique art form, she is continuously studying various drawing and painting methods in graphite charcoal, & oil as parallel to her discipline in textiles.
For her stitch drawings & paintings, she uses various techniques such as surface manipulation (scratching and tearing), painting with inks and paints and applying free machine zigzag and straight stitching. She normally uses 9 tonal values of threads (white, grey and black) on the layers of paper and applies acrylic ink and paint.
Hand of the Maker, Designer Crafts at Chelsea 2018, Society of Designer Craftsmen Chelsea College of Art The Makers’ Art 2018, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen The Lightbox Art Fund Gallery, Surrey
Transient, Prism Textiles Hoxton Arches Gallery, London
The Makers’ Art 2017, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey Another View, Prism Textiles The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham
Colour, HapticArt The Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Agenda, Prism Textiles sponsored by Hiscox for the International Supper Club Hiscox Art Cafe, London The Makers’ Art 2016, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen Guildford House Museum, Surrey Designer Craftsmen at the Mall 2016, Society of Designer Craftsmen The Mall Galleries, London
Afghanistan Inspiration UK and European tour (http://oneearthtextiles.co.uk) Solo Hiroshima Triptych, the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Oct 2009
Patchwork Professional, October 2014 Interview- www.textileartist.org March 2014 Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2014, HT Art Magazine Publishing 2014 1000 Artisan Textile, Quarry Books May 2010 Stitch issue No 63 (Afghanistan Inspiration), Feb/Mar 2010 Magstitch (Magi Blog; Wet Windsor Wondering), 20/06/2007 Embroiderers’ Guilds Enfield & District Branch Newsletter October 2012
Society of Designer Craftsmen (MSDC)
North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen
Access to HE Diploma, Multimedia Technology, (distinction) Richmond Adult Community College 2011
Diploma in HE Stitched Textile, East Berkshire College/Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College 2007
MA in Museum Studies, University of London, Institute of Archaeology 1987
MA in History of Art, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 1986
BA in Aesthetics, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 1983