Jodie Ruffle

UK flag

Location: London


This piece is a patchwork of embroidered shapes of all of the places of spaces that have made me who I am. Where I grew up, where I’ve lived; the birth places of people who’ve profoundly changed my life.

Some are London boroughs, some are buildings, some are towns in the UK and some are cities or countries worldwide. Each has been traced from a map and developed into a series of geometric shapes that all fit together to make the story of me.

My work centres around decorating stitch and embracing imperfections, so embroidery is knotted on the right side exposing the mark of the maker; each stitch another stop in the story.