Sylvie Millen

Mixed media Textile Artist
Textile Sculpture
Mixed media, Textiles & Needlework

My textile art is strongly influenced by the organic forms and patterns in nature, and continues to evolve and develop very much as an emotional response to the natural environment.
I have a passion for working with Textiles and have developed the skill of using free-motion machine embroidery and natural and recycled materials, including plant fibres, feathers and seed heads to create lace like ethereal sculptures.

I take a ‘no rules’ approach’ daring to push the traditional boundaries of machine sewing to a different level, by creating unique organic forms that represent the very essence of the fragility of nature and of life.

Working intuitively with fibres that ‘Speak to me’ I use embroidery stitches into a solvable fabric, trapping the fibres using the needle, just as an artist would use a paint brush.
The process of dissolving the stabilising fabric in the water, reveals an exciting combination of textures and organic patterns, the unpredictability of how the stitches blend into the fibres is part of the process, and once the lace like structure is dried over a form, it takes on a new life. The end result is unique contemporary sculptures, that challenge the concept of using a sewing machine as a domestic tool.

Venue address
The Dell
Cakebole Lane
From Droitwich direction using A442 turn right onto Well Lane, then left onto Cakebole Lane. The Dell is the first house on the left.. (Do not just use postcode, it will direct you to Rushock Trading Estate)
Venue facilities: 

Opening dates and times

10:30am - 4:30pm10:30am - 4:30pm