artist working in textiles
Denise’s practice and research for the past six years has been focused on probing the process of hand embroidering through cloth. Acknowledging the cultural ‘baggage’ that is fastened to embroidery, she scrutinizes it from the tangent of being a ‘thread act’.
Since completing her MA in 2016, and using her curiosity of the historical, she is now directing her interest towards embroidered cloths as material objects.
Her research and current work for a doctorate at UCA Farnham (2015-2020) is concerned with embroidered cloths worked in Holloway Prison by Suffragettes between 1911-1912.
Denise uses natural materials and hand-embroidery in her practice.