Claire Moynihan - Hand Embroidered British Pests

Claire Moynihan lives and works in rural Hertfordshire (UK). She graduated in 2008 with a BA Hons in Applied Arts.

Her current work is a ‘freestyle’ form of 3D embroidery which can loosely be described as stumpwork. She is unconstrained by formal embroidery techniques which leaves her free to experiment with threads and materials to achieve her aims.

With an appreciation of the natural world and love of drawing, Claire has been inspired to study insects and reproduce these as tiny embroideries on felt. She enjoys the humor in producing insects that are realistic and presenting them as traditional entomological collections. Her work is a celebration of insects some of which are ironically described as ‘pests’.

SOURCE: http://www.clairemoynihan.co.uk/gallery/

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Comment by Louise Perrone on August 12, 2014 at 11:25am

Love this work Claire! Reminds me of my trips to Tring Museum as a girl. Have you been? Seen the dressed fleas?

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