Emily Jo Gibbs

quiet beauty of the overlooked

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Swarf Brush on Mill (Portrait of an Engineer), 2019

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen. 62 x 71 cm (framed 76 x 85cm). Unique work. Hand-stitched artist’s initials and date.

£3,200

Bridgeport Milling Machine (Portrait of an Engineer), 2019

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen. 53 x 71 cm (framed 76 x 85 cm). Unique work. Hand-stitched artist’s initials and date.

£2,800

Chuck Key on Lathe (Portrait of an Engineer), 2019

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen. 54 x 62 cm (framed 70 x 85 cm). Unique work. Hand-stitched artist’s initials and date.

£2,400

These three works form the three part series “Portrait of an Engineer” and the wider body of work The Value of Making.

Emily Jo Gibbs has established an international reputation for her hand-stitched textiles, observing the quiet beauty of the overlooked. Gently advocating The Value of Making Emily has created work that celebrates the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things.

“This work is inspired by the engineering department of the Natural History Museum in London. I spoke at length to Steve Suttle, Engineering Manager, a fascinating and knowledgeable person with a lifetime’s experience of making. For me the machine tools were the stars of the show, the big enamelled beasts, oily and covered in sparkling swarf.”

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