Kathryn Harmer Fox

Last fall my first glimpse of Kathryn Harmer Fox‘s award winning The Three Watchers stopped me in my tracks.

Detail The Three Watchers copyright Kathryn Harmer Fox
Detail The Three Watchers copyright Kathryn Harmer Fox

Her arresting and exceptional work is unique in the world of quilting. We were delighted to have her as our cover artist for our January/February issue of the magazine.

Ilse's Eyes ©Kathryn Harmer Fox
Ilse’s Eyes ©Kathryn Harmer Fox  

In our latest issue (May/June 2017)  we’re pleased to include an article that details more about her process.

Hailing from South Africa, she combines detailed drawings with a variety of sewing and quilting techniques to create her work.  As she says “I am a figurative rather than a landscape artist. The figure can be human or animal, bird, fish, or flower; creatures big and small entice me to render them in paint, fabric, and thread.”

This is Me in process; ©Kathryn Harmer Fox
This is Me in process; ©Kathryn Harmer Fox

Her process incorporates embedding tiny snippets of fabric through thread work, along with creating detail through free motion machine embroidery. As you can see, the results are amazing!

This is Me ©Kathryn Harmer Fox
This is Me ©Kathryn Harmer Fox. Kathryn used a photograph of her own hands in creating this piece, as well as her impressions of finches seen through her window.

Intrigued? Then be sure to check our more about Kathryn and her work in our January/February and May/June 2017 issues.


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