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Henley Festival
5-9thJuly 2017

Harriet Riddell

Harriet Riddell stitches portraits with her sewing machine. Sit for 30 minutes and watch the needle dance over the canvas as your image appears in thread. Using a single line Harriet captures your essence and listens to your life story, she hides words about you in your hair and matches your clothes with scraps of fabric from her large collection of material. Harriet has travelled around the world with her sewing machine, stitching portraits and landscapes including the slums of Nairobi Kenya and the tea fields of the Himalayas in India.