Cross Stitch Through Country

Exhibition – Cross Stitch Through Country

Liz Archer and Maureen Hatton

Liz Archer started living in Alice Springs in 1999 and was immediately captivated, like so many others, by our living landscapes. She spent several years contemplating if there was any way to express both the grandeur of scale and the minute detail of breathtaking rocky ranges and seas of spring flowers through cross-stitch which she had taken up, using other designers’ patterns, in the mid-90s as a “cure for impatience and instant gratification.”

“This collection of over 100 works was created over the past 15 years and brings together early samplers, large and small scale abstract landscapes, a mandala of mandalas and tiaras, 3D cubes, hatbands and other miniatures, pushing cross stitch to new horizons.”

In early 2011 Liz’s life partner, Maureen Hatton also caught the stitching bug and since then has devoted many hours to helping Liz create her unique works. If this had not occurred their exhibition may well have taken another decade to come to fruition given it takes about an hour to stitch 2.5 cm2 on 14 count media covering entire pieces of fabric or plastic with tiny stitches.

Liz Archer (design and stitch), Maureen Hatton (stitch)

Exhibition opening on Friday 21 November at 6 pm, exhibition running till Sunday 14 December.

21 November14 December 2014
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0870