Taking Sharyn’s geometric pyramids and traditional patchwork as inspiration, we have created new textile-covered paper forms. These pieces explore the delicate nature of sheer fabrics, layered with structured paper and hand embroidery. Ruth has covered and stitched into Sharyn’s precise cut paper pieces and Sharyn has created dramatic 3D structures from the individual elements.
We have each created our own pieces alongside our collaboration, developed through a process of idea-sharing and exploration of each others’ techniques and inspirations. Ruth’s sheer patchwork quilt uses geometric shapes based on Sharyn’s work, while Sharyn has created a paper piece with softer lines, inspired by Ruth’s textile work.