Tracy Jamar is an American textile artist based in New York. Back in the summer of 2015 she approached me, after seeing some of my posts of my rag rugged work on my facebook page, and asked if she could feature some of my work in her forthcoming book. The book has just been published. My copy still hasn't arrived yet, so I don't know which pictures of my work have made the cut, but it's all very exciting!
As ever, my rag rugged work is made out of Harris Tweed. The work Tracy wanted to include involved shirring (where strips of fabric are sewn onto the base fabric) and wrapping (where strips of fabric are wrapped around a base rope/cord) and coiling (where strips of fabric are rolled up and then sewn onto the base fabric).
If you want to find out more, you'll either have to come on one of my rag rugging workshops or buy Tracy's book. I've included some example pictures below that are likely to be similar to the images appearing in Tracy's book.
You can see more of my rag rugged work on my gallery page at www.rebelragruggers.co.uk. To find out more about Tracy visit her website www.tracyjamar.com or her facebook page Tracy Jamar FiberWorks
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.