Carole Dawber has been a practising artist since graduating from Liverpool Art School in 1978 and was subsequently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for her research into fabric dyeing from natural sources. She has over 30 years experience as a senior academic within the University sector and has subsequently exhibited at venues in Britain, France, Italy and Finland.
Her series of embroideries explores the freshness of colour that both the garden border and cut garden flowers invoke through the medium of contemporary applique and stitch. These fabric still-lives have been created using hand dyed fabrics with machine and hand stitch, to represent the glorious colour of each flower using fuse applique and traditional hand-stitch techniques. The multi – colour tones of the backgrounds are evolved through loosely woven backgrounds of reclaimed Liberty Prints and hand-dyed fabrics. Scatterings of contrasting coloured organza and chiffons that have then been machine stitched in place with meandering lines of rayon threads.
Carole has exhibited her paintings and textile work nationally and internationally, and is currently an active member of Southport Contemporary Arts.
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