In 2018, Françoise Dupré shifted her focus away from tracing lace and developed installations that combine drawings and stitching with objects, needlework and textiles from the artist parent’s home in France. Two installations were realised à l’anglaise (Madeira) and Tissu provençal.
Photos © Carl Fox Photography
à l’anglaise (Madeira), 2018, installation.
Drawn stitch: openwork embroidery, English embroidery or Madeira work/Broderie sur blanc, bordure en broderie de Madère ou broderie anglaise.
Washi (Japanese paper) Kozo (mulberry); Arches watercolour cotton paper; shellac gum ink; pencil; acrylic paint; linen napkins; mid-20th century wall paper; polyester, silk and linen threads; white glass-headed steel pins; plastic head quilting steel pins; dressmaking steel pins; belts of workwear dresses; glass and copper shaped chandelier pieces; tin/copper wire thread; wood, nickel and plastic curtain rings; clear acrylic rod; white metal rings; nickel D-rings; cup metal hooks; dowel pine rods, double ended galvanised metal suspension wire, self-adhesive white plastic ceiling hooks; galvanised metal S hooks.
Washi paper piece: 0m97 H x 0m52 W Napkins piece: 1m76 H x 0m51 W
Arches paper piece: 0m84 x 0m57 Glass hanging piece: 1m61 H (to dowel) x 0m 40 W
Belts piece: 1m53 H x 0m90 W.
Tissu provençal, 2018, installation.
Stitches: closed herringbone stitch with loop (Constance Howard reconfiguration) and French seam (double seam)/Point d’arête avec boucle and couture anglaise (couture double). Embroidery and joining stitches.
Washi (Japanese paper), Kozo (mulberry); Arches watercolour cotton paper; polyester, linen, cotton and silk threads; aluminium hooks and rods; dressmaking steel pins, white metal rings; blue and black buttons; workman overall braces; dowel pine rods, double ended galvanised metal suspension wire, self-adhesive white plastic ceiling hooks; galvanised metal S hooks. Mix-media drawing: Arches watercolour cotton paper; shellac gum ink, graphite pencil, sticky-backed plastic with Provençal pattern, plastic head quilting steel pins and steel pins.
1m43 H x Om85 W.
H from floor to top of white wall: 2m45
H from floor to ceiling: 3m20 3m50 W x 0m60 D