"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.


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



Washing Machine, 2020

Vasya, 2019

Mermaid, 2020

Flamingo, 2018

Laundry Day, 2017

Twins, 2017

Peter Capaldi, 2017

Examples of my Drawing and Illustration

© Melissa Cooney