I love to play with graphically representing stitch on paper and other forms. My stitched work takes much time to create and although I love the process and enjoy stitching every day, I also want to offer alternative versions of the artwork. I sometimes find photo representations of textile art frustrating, no matter how good the photo is, I always want to touch the work and end up disappointed. I've experimented combining stitch with print, using very small sections of needlepoint cut outs, but I'm not convinced these are the way forward.
Often the themes in my work are geometrically based. Recently I've been experimenting with coloured canvas voids, unstitched sections of canvas that make an excellent graphic background. The stitches can be visualised as pixels (aka squares) or graphic stitches and this provides options to create prints that are distinct from the stitched work. They become an alternative representation. I think these latest prints successfully represent the original stitched work, every stitch is replicated to scale, whilst being graphic artworks in their own way.