Hi, I am Katy Rundle and here I am with the first piece of textile art that I created in 2016. I had recently learned to use a sewing machine and had made bespoke quilts over the previous months.
My daughters school invited parents to submit art for a fundraising exhibition and I decided to use my new found skills in appliqué and stitch to form a fabric collage composition.
Hazlegrove School is approached via a lane that runs through ancient grazing land, and invariably there are obstinate cattle obstructing the road. This was my inspiration for the piece.
On the day of the exhibition, I was excited and nervous to hear people’s reaction to my art. It turned out to be a pivotal point in my life. The piece sold and 4 further commissions for similar pieces followed. My dream to become a full time, professional artist was about to come true!