With this postcards of Fisterra, it’s the first time I combine embroidery, digital media and printing. I was puzzled at first. I didn’t know many other similar works because embroidery is traditionally restricted to fabric as a support. My experience in the world of graphic design was limited, but I had a hunch embroidery textures could work well as illustration.
With my work, I’ve always intended to show that both knitting and crochet could be used outside the traditional field of textile, in product design, fashion or sculpture, for example. I tried to explore two-dimensional artistic expression with both techniques, but I sort of failed especially because of the great amount of time required to do it. All of that changed when I learned hand embroidery because it allows me to create images with absolute freedom of form, size and style. Production times are much shorter than knitting and crochet. Besides, the long and short stitches technique allows me to imitate painting since each stitch looks like a brushstroke.
I’m very attached emotionally to Fisterra. I lived there one year when I was a child and now it’s the place where I go on holidays. Anyone who visited the town knows that the sea is the most important element of this peninsula. There, the sea is linked to every aspect of life and that’s why I decided that “mare locustarum” (name of the sea between fisterra and corcubion) was going to be the main character of my design.
The postcard is made up of two digitalized hand-embroidered elements. It’s a very simple design and it shows three characteristic elements of Fisterra: the sea, a cormorant and a small fish between the waves.
Special thanks to JUAN PLABLO VENDITTI.without their advice and help it´s likely that these postcards wouldn´t have been posible.
21 September, 2018