As an artist, I work predominantly with screen printing and stitched textiles. I do a lot of work with museums, finding creative ways to translate archived images and stories onto cloth. This project interests me because it’s an opportunity to use old fabrics with some contemporary imagery inspired by the cycling/ recycling culture of Cambridge. My passion for textiles runs to bookmaking, carnival costumes and banners, felting, dyeing and colouring of cloth. I run textiles and art workshops for community groups and teach adults with learning disabilities.
Description of Ricki’s artwork appearing in CirculART
Preloved fabrics screen printed with a cycling / recycling theme and stitched together to make a colourful dress.
Why Ricki chooses to use repurposed materials
I love the transformation of the old and worn into something new, vibrant and exciting.