Carolyn Partleton

works

carolyn partleton stitched portrait antony
carolyn partleton stitched portrait hazel
carolyn partleton stitched portrait chief
‘Antony’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
‘Hazel’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
‘Chief’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
carolyn partleton stitched portrait iris
carolyn partleton stitched portrait murad
carolyn partleton stitched portrait sato
‘Iris’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
‘Murad’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
‘Sato’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
carolyn partleton stitched self portrait
carolyn partleton stitched portrait vincent van goch
‘Self portrait’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550
‘Vincent’
Embroidered panel
17 x 17cm
Unframed
£550

biography
carolyn partleton profile
Carolyn Partleton
Dip CD – Craft Design

Born in New Zealand in 1974, Carolyn studied Craft Design at Christchurch Polytechnic before starting a career in fashion design. She has worked in the fashion industry for the past 23 years, as well as teaching and exploring numerous aspects of design and construction.

In 2017, she emigrated to the UK, settling in Somerset with her family.

‘It always comes back to texture for me, either as a starting point, or an end. Embroidery, as a medium, allows me to consider every stitch, tiny as they are.
The detail I can achieve when combining age-old cross stitch techniques with new, sometimes never to be repeated knots of a thread; I feel very privileged watching my pieces come to life.’

Carolyn’s distinctive, skilled, and experimental textile works are a refreshing approach to contemporary portraiture. Other recent projects include tapestry restoration for Wells Cathedral, and a three-year commission creating large panels for new choir seats.

‘One way or another, there is always a needle in hand, threads on the floor, and a riot of colour appearing before my eyes.’

Carolyn is available for portrait commissions. Please contact us for further details and prices.