stitched textile artist
Transparency, line and texture are major aspects of Anthea Vaal’s work; she combines her love of stitched textiles with garment design and construction. She is interested in exploring the possibilities of dual function textiles, displayable and wearable art, through the reconfiguration of the fabric.
Experimenting with verdigris from copper wire as a textile dye on polyester thread and Vilene, Anthea constructed clothing and accessories for the Colour Notes Project. She continues her exploration of making and layering semi-transparent fabrics using machine stitch, overlocking and felting. These layers are then brought together in various combinations to enrich the colour, pattern and texture of the final piece.