MANDY FORBES

Artwork by Mandy Forbes

Artwork by Mandy Forbes

Tel: 289 689-0395
222 Homestead Cresc.,
N6G 2E5
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Mandy Forbes was born in Hamilton Ontario and studied Film Production at Humber College and English and Creative Writing at York University before turning her attention to textile art. She was drawn to the medium by its narrative possibilities and the tactile nature of fabric and embroidery art, and she has been creating contemporary “thread illustrations” and fabric collages ever since. Utilizing traditional needlework techniques and individual experimentation, Mandy stitches everything from robots and everyday objects, to the female form. Her goal is often to juxtapose the medium and the subject matter, and also to blur the distinction between art and craft. Her most recent work involves embroidering secret identities onto vintage sewing illustrations. She currently lives and stitches in north London.