Kit Hill Textile Art
Framed, signed original textile art. Kit Hill was created with rescued fabrics -velvet, linen, tweed, organza and silk, which were stitched using free motion embroidery. Having grown up in a make do and mend household I abhor waste so it gives me true pleasure to create pictures that give fabrics new life.
Kit Hill is the highest point in the Tamar Valley and you can see that the day I chose to go and sketch was a very Cornish, mizzly day! Read more in the additional info section.
This original, signed artwork is finished in a white deep frame measuring 25 x 25 x 4.5cm
Kit Hill, in the SE of Cornwall is an area rich in archeology from 19th century mining works to a neolithic long barrow. It is an AONB, surrounded by 400 acres of heathland. Kit means kite in old English, referring to birds of prey. Buzzards and sparrowhawks frequent the area as do a host of wildlife and grazing animals. We are very lucky to see Kit Hill from our window and just before lockdown the dog and I were up there lots, come rain and shine.
Living in the Tamar Valley one can’t help but be inspired by the incredible countryside and on a damp and drizzly day the dog and I walked around its highest point, Kit Hill. Engulfed in fog it was eerie, yet calm and peaceful so I sat and sketched until we were both soaked through!
This original artwork was created using rescued fabrics, silk, organza, tweed, linen and velvet. These were stitched with machine embroidery and further embellishment created the moss and lichen which made its home on the rough walls
Located in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Kit Hill is a distinctive outcrop of the great granite mass that runs under the whole of Cornwall. The area is rich in archaeology from a Neolithic long barrow to 19th century mining remains and is also home to a rare array of animal and plant life – taken from the Visit Cornwall website