'ANNE IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE COMMONPLACE AND EVERYDAY ASPECT OF THESE TEXTILES AND USES THEM WITH ORIGINALITY TO CREATE A SEAMLESS BUT COMPLETELY CHANGED NEW FABRIC. SHE CHOOSES OLD TABLECLOTHS, SAMPLERS, PRINTED CANVAS THAT HAS BEEN STITCHED AND ANY FRAGMENT OF EMBROIDERY THAT MAY FIT IN. SHE HAS ALSO USED AMONGST OTHER ITEMS - DOLLS' CLOTHING, SECOND HAND GARMENTS AND HEADWEAR AS BACKGROUNDS OR FOCAL POINTS IN HER WORK. THESE SEEMINGLY INCONGRUOUS AND RANDOM ITEMS ARE ABSORBED INTO THE FINAL PIECE USING HEAVY STITCHING. THEY ARE THEN OVERSTITCHED WITH HAND AND MACHINE EMBROIDERY. THE ACTION OF SEWING COMBINES THE LAYERS INTO A UNIQUE AND SCULPTURAL TEXTILE.' "vintage textiles" essay
I'm currently co-writing my first book- 'Connected cloth' with textile artist cas holmes, due out in 2013. This reflects my teaching, installation, exhibition and collaborative work in the UK and abroad. examples of My work can be seen at alter ego gallery.
inspiration for artists, educators and students 'Clothbound'
for up to date information about current exhibitions and events
see my blog http://annekellytextiles.blogspot.co.uk