Sophie Standing is a British-born artist who lives in Africa for 15 years. She studied wood, metal, ceramics, and textiles at Liverpool Hope University. Since graduating, she has worked as an artist in many different mediums, including works in ceramics, stained glass windows, weaving, dressmaking and more recently experimenting with textile art.
Sophie’s textile embroidered art is inspired by the African flora and fauna and combines with her passion for fabrics and textiles. Her one-off pieces are created by appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric onto the canvas where her image is already sketched out. She then draws the details over the top of the fabric with her sewing machine using many different colored threads.
See below a selection of Sophie’s textile art and visit her website for more.