Dale Rollerson

artworks

Hand and Machine Stitching and Mixed Media

Loves colour and texture and experimenting with hand and machine stitching and mixed media stuff.

When Reece Scannell invited her to interpret his print, she went into a total panic because it was so out of her comfort zone. After a lot of soul searching and brain storming, she decided to create a fun interpretation using assorted machine and hand stitching and her love of colourand texture. Lust was the immediate response which came to her as she stitched away.

Experiment with fibers felts and fibrous papers

Lust ‐ I ‐ Must

Dale Rollerson is a Textile Artist ‐ Writer ‐ Teacher who loves colour and texture and experimenting with hand and machine stitching and mixed media stuff.

When Reece Scannell invited her to interpret his hand prints art designs, she went into a total panic because it was so out of her comfort zone.

After a lot of soul searching and brain storming,she decided to create a fun interpretation using assorted machine and hand stitching and her love of coloured texture. Lust was the immediate response which came to her as she stitched away.

Last I Must is a small wall hung of two women's figure hanging each other, crying. The original print is hand printed on linen, and the artist has stitched fragments of fabrics, embossed with happy and  brights reds, golds, yellow, pink and give it a 3D finish.
Cording Size: 35cm (w) by 44cm (l)
- Year Completed: 2017

About Dale Rollerson

I was born in New Zealand about the time that most Kiwi girls were born with a pair of knitting needles in their hands. My claim to fame is the pale green 3x3 cable jersey I knitted after lights out at boarding school (and not a slipped stitch in sight). My grandmother and mother were avid knitters and crotcheters and I guess that has rubbed off.

I have worked with threads and other fibres

All my life traversing through various related activities intertwined with raising children, university studies and school teaching. Since 1993 I have worked as a full time textile artist. I started The Thread Studio in 1995 because I could not buy the threads I wanted to use. I now have a shop to select from. Every thing we sell is because I want to use it.

I have completed City and Guilds Stitched Textiles Level 3 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma. Both with distinction. This course encouraged and enabled me to explore and experiment with both traditional and contemporary techniques in embroidery. I am always trying to improve my skills to develop works involving both hand and machine stitching and art.

My work involves the use of the domestic sewing machine and experimental mixed media. Sometimes things works and other times not but they are all part of my exploration. Some will disappear never to be seen again and others may develop. I also spend a lot of time exploring the Embellisher machine as a means to create cloth and have published a book on creative ideas for use with this machine.

I am currently fascinated by fragments and distortions but also attracted to the colour and beauty of silk and I love to work with the soluble fabrics which have revolutionised the world of machine embroidery and to play and explore and experiment with fibres, felts and fibrous papers. I am often distracted by side paths because they lead to other adventures.

I have taught extensively ‐ in high schools for many years, and independently, since 1993. I teach regularly throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada and on-line.

In my business ‐ www.thethreadstudio.com ‐ I have been an extensive proponent of textile art in Australia and have broken the boundaries as a pioneer in this arena and moving textile art away from the craft notion. The site has a gallery devoted to textile artists as well as a very popular on-line workshop programme.