Hand Embroidery

Hanny Newton’s focus and primary medium is Hand Embroidery. She explores and questions traditional stitch techniques learnt during her training at the Royal School of Needlework.


Her current work sees her exploring contemporary applications of traditional gold work embroidery techniques to respond to the beautiful natural rhythms and patterns of rock formations.


The technique of layered felt padding is liberated from its conventional home underneath gold work embroidery that would be found on a coronation gown and up-scaled to create sculptural rock forms. Metal threads, more commonly found on ecclesiastical garments, create flowing thread drawings inspired by rock layering.


Hanny began her studies at the Royal School of Needlework, gaining a Foundtion Degree in Hand Embroidery. After two years of study there she finished her degree at Falmouth University, joining the third year of Contemporary Craft and graduating in the Summer of 2014.

8 September - 4 October