Portfolio

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"Home" - Solo Exhibition

 

I was commissioned by the Creative Youth Network to create work for a solo exhibition in 2019. I used a variety of techniques, such as hand embroidery, free-hand machine embroidery, appliqué, cyanotypes, as well as digitally printing patterns onto fabric.

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Illustrative Embroidery

 

These are some examples of my illustrative free-hand machine embroidery.  

Embroidery - The Shape of Water

 

A series of textile pieces depicting my interpretation of the many beautiful patterns and shapes found in water, using foiling techniques, applique  and free-hand machine stitch.

Embroidery - Journey Through Time

 

A collection of free-hand machine embroidered drawings with black thread depicting a journey  through the woods

Embroidered and Screen-printed Clothing  Collection, 2020

Here are some examples of handmade clothes with my own screen-printed and embroidered designs. 

Melissa Cooney Textile Artist

Garota Hacker Fashion Project, 2019

I collaborated with young creatives from Brazil’s third largest slum, known as Garota Hacker. Together we upcycled old clothing to create a sustainable fashion collection. I combined my skills in hand embroidery and dressmaking to create garments which were exhibited on a runway in Cabot Circus, Bristol.

Tiny Elephant, 2019
Tiger in My Bedroom, 2019
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Washing Machine, 2020
Vasya, 2019
Mermaid, 2020
Flamingo, 2018
Laundry Day, 2017
Twins, 2017
Peter Capaldi, 2017

Examples of my Drawing and Illustration