Jo Shaw

Hand Embroidery:
Cotton thread on furnishing fabric

Dimensions: 23 x 22 cm
Price: £300

Artist Statement

Flapdoodle is a hand embroidery depicting a beaten woman sewing curse words into a piece of cloth. ‘Flapdoodle’ was a term used to describe a stupid or sexually inadequate man. 
It is the artist’s response to 19th Century paintings of pretty, demure women embroidering. It has two objectives:
1) Provide an alternative narrative to the classical imagery, and
2) Demonstrate how embroidery can be used as a form of protest rather than solely a meditative hobby.
Jo Shaw, an emerging artist, stitches narrative images in an impressionistic style using several layers of stitches in a variety of colours and thread weights.

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