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HANDMADE FELT, EMBROIDERY. 2017

I ENJOY MAKING MY OWN FELT. I CREATED THIS FELT IN RESPONSE TO A WALL THAT HAD BEEN OXIDISED IN VENICE THAT I SPOTTED WHILST TRAVELLING. THE COLOURS WERE ALL REPRESENTED ON THIS WALL THAT REACHED INTO THE CANALS. I HAVE MACHINE EMBROIDERED THE SURFACE OF THE FELT WITH GRADIENTED THREADS, FORMING GROWTHS AGAIN, BRIDGING MY STUDIES OF LICHENS INTO THE OXIDISED WALL. THIS PIECE OF FELT WENT ON TO BECOME THE ENTIRE TEXTURE BASE FOR MY HANDMADE GAME, 'ESCAPE'.