Louise Watson: Textile Art Goes All Natural

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Welcome to Gear Threads, where we showcase artists who are elevating machine embroidery to new heights!

The work of Gloucestershire textile artist Louise Watson is all about the power of noticing: the subtle colour of pebbles on a path, the ethereal wisp of a feather, the earthy texture of seed pods. Her work combines felt and other materials with a mix of machine and hand embroidery, letting the unpredictable characteristics of natural materials take center stage.

Each piece explores some new aspect of the natural world, crafting a mood that’s as peaceful and reflective as a walk in the forest.

See more of Watson’s Textile art, sketches, and inspiration on her blog!

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