Welsh Chapel Embroidery (Penmorfa)


This exhibition has prompted Susan Smith to return to the theme of architecture. By depicting some of the Welsh Chapel’s facades in cloth and stitch, using various techniques and incorporating Welsh wool fabric, she has attempted to give a new lease of life to some of these familiar buildings which form part of Wales’ cultural heritage. Shown here: Framed Welsh Chapel Embroidery (Penmorfa).

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Artist Bio

Susan Smith has spent a lifetime in the field of textiles and education whether working in a museum, teaching in colleges, or producing ‘one-off’ pieces for sale in galleries and as commissions. She has a wide interest in historical textiles, specialising in fashion history and hand embroidery though more recently she has widened her horizons beyond mere stitch. She now regularly uses materials such as hand-made paper, naturally dyed fabrics, and found objects in her work. She is a member of the Maker’s Guild in Wales and her work can always be found for sale in its gallery in Cardiff Bay.