There are times when living in the city can make you long for a quieter, more peaceful way of life. Occasionally I fantasise about living in the country and owning a large light filled studio, where I can practice mindfullness and get back to my creative roots.
Drawing, painting, sewing and making things are my real loves and these days I don’t get many (if any) opportunities to utilise my skills. My Grandma was an embroiderer by trade and my house is filled with exquisite floral embroideries and tapestries that she made. Sadly I don’t have the time or the patience for such detailed work.
But when I do eventually get my cottage in Warberswick overlooking the sea, I’d like to try to create something similar to the work of Sabatina Leccia. Her gorgeous combinations of embroidery, staining, painting and drawing, are both spontaneous and highly detailed.
Sabatina who graduated from MA textiles Futures (an amazing course) at Central Saint Martins in 2013, is now based in Paris and says she aims to revive the ancestral technique and views the process more as painting than embroidery. She also says she uses her work as an opportunity to meditate and reflect.