Adam Pritchett: Intricate Insects & Antique Frames
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, embroidery artist Adam Pritchett shares his intricate embroidered spiders and pieces inspired by antique frames, antiquarian themes… and a sprinkling of magic and creepiness!
Listen as Adam shares his relatively recent embroidery journey through his inspirations and techniques. And of course, he gets a Gold Star for being our first male embroidery artist on Stitchery Stories.
Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Adam’s work …
Susan Weeks chats with Adam about:
- Loving Instagram for getting discovered and connecting with other artists
- Using antique frames to inspire textile art
- After an unplanned Fine Art degree, developing an interest in embroidery
- Teaching himself embroidery via YouTube and old books
- Being inspired by nature and books
- Using versatile woollen fabric and recycled velvet as a contrast to the insects and spooky subjects
- Building up textures with knots and beads
- Opportunities to exhibit with the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, USA
- Appearing on Kirsty Allsop’s Handmade Christmas TV programme
- Being featured on Martha Stewart’s Blog
- What do Adam’s mates think to all these embroidery antics?
- Virtual communities making it easier to share our work and inspirations
- Spiders in the coffee shop?
- Collaboration with fashion designer Hogan McLaughlin
Other places & people mentioned:
Light Grey Arts Lab, Minneapolis, USA http://lightgreyartlab.com/
Hogan McLaughlin http://hogan-mclaughlin.com/