The Gallery - Catherine Green
PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 January 2014
Meet a textile artist whose work is inspired by Yorkshire's countryside as well as its cityscapes
It was a series of coincidences that helped to launch Catherine Green’s career as a textile artist. ‘A holiday in the Yorkshire Dales and a visit to a creative embroidery shop started me on the road to a City and Guild in Stitched Textiles; the tactile fabrics and bright dyes had me instantly hooked,’ says Catherine who originally trained as an interior designer. ‘My work now incorporates printing and mark-making in various forms on beautifully tactile fabrics such as velvet and satin to create vibrant, tactile pieces.
‘I build up layers of dye, both printed and painted, before using devoré techniques (a kind of fabric etching) to remove the fabric surface to reveal the delicate silk beneath, creating an almost three dimensional effect. I work intuitively from my first point of reference and enjoy allowing the design to change and evolve as the piece progresses through the each process.’
Catherine takes her inspiration from the rural and urban areas around her studio in Yorkshire which she says combines and contrasts in perfect harmony. Each piece of work is created using a strong colour way which is intended to be striking and uplifting,’ she adds.
Catherine has also designed a new range of homeware which includes fine bone china mugs and cotton tea towels all printed in the UK as well as other items such as lavender bags which are screen-printed by hand in her studio. The new range will expand during 2014 to include cushions as well as scarves for both men and women, all in her vibrant signature style.
Find out more about Catherine’s work at catherinegreen.co.uk