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Clothing fans, a large framed textile artwork inspired by the clothing cultures of the Japanese and British, with an intriguing appliqué embroidery twist. Kimono silk, combined with silk papers delicately add to the minimalistic style making this framed artwork perfect for any room in the home.


Clothing Fans explores British and Japanese clothing traditions; how they influence each other and how they may be interchanged. Taking a traditional 1960's style British dress and recreating it using kimono silks with Japanese Boro embroidery. Juxtaposed is the kimono created with delicate layers of appliqué fabrics predominantly used in British clothing detailed with traditional British embroidery techniques. The textured and raised effect of the Boro embroidery perfectly complements with the more simplistic nature of the English embroidery.


The clothes are placed onto silk paper fans created by combining delicate layers of silk fibres, referencing the Japanese way of displaying artwork on fans and is the inspiration for the title of the artwork. The background fabric is a genuine Japanese kimono silk chosen for the pattern and colours, browns, creams and blues, to perfectly complement the appliqué and embroidery. Framed in a bespoke frame.


- Historical inspired artwork with a contemporary twist

- Kimono silk fabric, combined with delicate applique embroidery

- Framed artwork

- Combining Japanese and British clothing cultures in an intriguing and minimalistic style

- Perfect for the living room, study or bedroom

- Hand embroidery delicately combined with free machine embroidery


Clothing Fans will appeal to those who enjoy conceptual art inspired by history with a contemporary twist, as well as those who like fashion, clothing and cultures. It will offer a talking point, with many layers to discuss and consider, taking the viewer on a thoughtful journey as they contemplate the meaning.


Clothing Fans is a large framed artwork, ready to hang on the wall of any room of your home including the living room, bedroom, guest bedroom or study. It would make an ideal gift for a wedding, anniversary, reminder of travels or Christmas.


The bespoke brown frame measures 65 x 55 centimetres. The white mount sets Clothing Fans off perfectly and the inside of this measures approximately 42.5 x 52 centimetres.


Part of the Heritage Reimagined collection; there are other complementary pieces here.


Clothing Fans will be packaged carefully to arrive in perfect condition; collection from Saltburn by the Sea or events I am attending is welcomed. First class postage to the UK mainland is included in the cost of all artwork. For delivery to other areas please contact me for a postage cost. For more information about the packaging of textile artwork or advice on how to care for textile artwork please see the frequently asked questions page here.


Clothing Fans

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