Mary McIntosh

My work is often inspired by something I have read.

Researching the history of weaving and textiles has revealed lots of interesting stories which I have tried to communicate through stitched pieces. 

The choice of materials is hugely important to me as this is part of the message and I often incorporate paper and other media.

Words and the use of text also help tell the story and I continue to be fascinated by how the vocabulary of textiles passes into common usage.