Lauren Smith - "the physical object and relationship you have with a sketchbook - but she got the maximum amount of output from a simple source. Scribbles are turned into intricate embroidery, loopy doodles are transformed into charming hand-drawn prints, book bindings become oversized blanket stitches and paper clips are made oversized out of acrylic. representing the very action of how most creatives put pen to paper in a sketchbook and cherish that interaction."
Lauren Smith, 2013, London; The image is from the graduate collection by Smith showing large oversized appliquéd paperclips, dreamlike prints and a colour palette of soft pastels and bold of yellow. Smith's use appliquéing large objects as beading and embellishment acts as a innovative and interesting way of approaching embroidery something that could be used when sourcing for my samples.