Sonia Tuttiett
East London Textile Arts

I live and work in East London and have been a textile artist with East London Textile Arts (Artistic Director Celia Ward) since 2009, designing and producing community textile hangings and other pieces. We have exhibited in various venues including Morley College Gallery, St Martin in the Fields, the Artworkers Guild and the Hellenic Centre.

I also create my own pieces. I am currently working on 3-D figures and masks using hand embroidery and printing/dyeing.

I have exhibited embroidered textile figures at Prick Your Finger and at the Tod und Sterben exhibition at the MAG3projektraum, Vienna.

I recently designed a dancing costume with the McGrath Makers for Yan Tan Tethera at Cecil Sharp House (Arts Council funded), and was part of a project creating large protest puppets for Unison.

Current Projects include a Friday Late at the V&A Museum, Dental Health and Diabetes group textiles and a project at Manor Park Library. 

 

For me, embroidery is like painting with a needle, and I love helping people to explore this fascinating  medium.

 Links

 East London Textile Arts