“Painting with the Sewing Machine”

Jaque Wakeley








Many aspects of Design and Textiles form threads running through Jacqué’s career. These are now combined in her evocative embroidered landscape works.

Born in Nottingham, Jacqué originally studied Graphic Design at Nottingham College of Art; later taking a BA degree, specialising in textiles in Edinburgh. She lectured on degree courses in Design and Garment Construction at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Only recently has she returned to photography as reference for her work; and is now combining her innovative skills with her knowledge of sewing and embroidery techniques. She uses her photographic imagery, layering textiles, textures and threads with machine, hand embroidery and beading to produce her pictures – redolent of the coasts, hills and dales around the British Isles.

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