Jane Hunter’s Textile Maps

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Jane Hunter, Above the Firth of Clyde, n.d. Harris Tweed, 38.5×56 cm.

Jane Hunter is a Scottish artist who makes maps from textiles. Contour lines and patterns evincing geological maps are prevalent in her work. Her pieces, as she puts it, “combine free motion embroidery and appliqué with materials of thread and Harris Tweed. The delicately balanced mix of colour and shades in the cloth, taken directly from nature and flecked through the wool, provides me the perfect palette to represent the land.” Giclée prints of the original pieces are available. [via]

 

Author: Jonathan Crowe

I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis.