Once Upon A Time - Lucy Thompson
A once treasured item that had the value of money is forever discarded once used. Here are some of my train tickets that I have been collecting for a while now and I have began to experiment if a sewing machine would actually stitch through the card. Knowing this worked I have taken the idea of Sashiko and used a sewing machine to create the line within the tickets.
Kirsty Whitlock embroiders unusual surfaces making the mundane exceptional and challenging the consumer culture by transforming trash into treasure. "I use recycled and reclaimed materials as a response to the throwaway culture of consumerism. My chosen medium depends on the concept I am exploring. I love to re-use materials if I can sew on it I will usually work with it! My work explores the potential of communicating a social message through the use of discarded household items, including…