Judy Drysdale

textile artist

PROFILE

From an early age Judy has enjoyed working with textiles. In 1992, she began teaching Fashion Studies for adult education. Whilst researching historical costume for her Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles, Judy became fascinated with the line structures of crinolines and bustles and, drawing on her knowledge of traditional lacemaking, developed three-dimensional lace-like structures using black thread, monofilament and wire.

Judy is always keen to experiment with different materials and techniques and now incorporates a variety of wires, threads and yarns, paper, paper string, plastics and stiffened fabrics into her work and employs several techniques including machine and hand stitching, her own variations on bobbin lace as well as macramé and basketry methods. Extending her knowledge by researching new ideas and experimenting with methods of working, using materials from an increasing repertoire, Judy continues to strive to construct unusual pieces.

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma of High Education in Stitched Textiles (Distinction), 2009

City & Guilds’ Embroidery Pt. 2, 2006

City & Guilds’ Embroidery Pt. 1, 2004

Further & Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate, 1993

City & Guilds, Creative Studies, Fashion, Pt. 2 (Distinction), 1992

City & Guilds’ Fashion Skills & PWD, Pt. 1, 1991

MEMBERSHIPS

Embroiderers’ Guild

Okra Textile Artists

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Studio 21

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Sewing Machine Project, with Studio 21, SIT Festival, Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud, 2-29 May 2016

2015

Sewing Machine Project, with Studio 21, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, 27 October – 8 November 2015

Sewing Machine Project, with Studio 21, SIT Select Showcase, Cheltenham, 23-25 October 2015

Chinese Whispers, with Studio 21, Well House Gallery, Horndon-on-the-Hill, 14 July – 1 August 2015

25x25x25 Project – 25th Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015, with Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, The Mall, 8-17 January 2015

2014

Contemporary Textiles Fair, with Okra Textiles, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, 7-9 March 2014

2013

Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire, 14-27 October 2013

Outrageous with Okra Textiles, The Attic Gallery, Pinner, 8-13 June 2013

Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch @ the NEC, Birmingham, 21-24 March 2013

2012

Outrageous, with Okra Textile Artists, The Cow Byre, Ruislip, Sept 2012

2011

Continuum – A Sense of Place, Hastings Arts Forum

Continuum – A Sense of Place, Festival of Quilts, NEC

Through the Eye of the Needle with Okra Textile Artists, The Cow Byre, Ruislip

2010

Momentum, Okra Textile Artists, Harvey Gallery, Guildford

Designer Crafts at the Mall 2010, Mall Galleries, London

2009

Graduate Showcase, Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

Graduate Showcase, Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace

Final Year Student Exhibition, East Berkshire College

CONTACT

e: judydrysdale3@gmail.com