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Anne Griffiths is an artist whose work I found while researching machine embroidery techniques for my current project . (All images are used with her permission.) Several aspects of her work inspire me. She specializes in textile techniques on transparent fabrics. It takes a light and sensitive touch to work this way and her skillful handling of materials is evident in the above piece. She also collaborates with scientists to create work based on their work. The third thing I admire about her work is her rigorous sketchbook work. The investment of time she places in her sketchbook pays off in the experimental richness of her work.
Talking Threads interviewed Anne and in it you can get a feel for her teaching style and get a good look at her sketchbook. You can follow the links at the bottom of the post for more information about her work and classes.
Anamnesis Wall Panel
You can see more of Anne Griffiths work here
And she has developed a distance learning course you can read more about here
Here is yet another UK textile artist working vigorously with her sketchbook
I'm looking into taking a distance embroidery class with Distant Stitch after missing out on a workshop with Dorothy Caldwell. It filled very quickly.