Random weave basketry and traditional hand-embroidery techniques, Needlelace and Stumpwork.
Textile Artist Nina Brabbins exploring the Human effect on the Natural world and our lack of connection towards it. She creates organic forms using random weave basketry and traditional hand-embroidery techniques which are then reinterpreted into a more contemporary context and approach.
Nina : “This collection of work looks at how this lack of connectivity with the natural world is resulting in the ever-growing environmental issue of plastic waste both on the land and in the oceans. I make each part a representation of either the natural or human world to question the problems of our throw-away culture.
I use random weave basketry techniques combining natural materials to represent the natural world in the form of woven form vessels. For the embroidered pieces, I use techniques such as, Needlelace and Stumpwork. These represent the human world, the plastic disguised as a natural form such as coral - almost parasitic like - attaching to its natural host form. Using both natural and man-made materials I create twisting, wrapping structures which grow from the woven form to parallel the growing motion of twisting plants.”