Alison Sye

Alison Sye

“ One-off hand-stitched collage from stuff Londoners discard.”

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About Alison Sye

Alison Sye

Original hand-stitched collage from things Londoners discard.

I'm the daughter and grand-daughter of a seamstress, on both sides. I can't remember a time when I wasn't stitching.

After completing a BA Hons in Fine Art / Embroidery at Goldsmiths' College, I taught in a London school, continuing to do so for many years.

Twelve years ago I was seriously ill, which was bad, but I started to make art again, which was good.

I make stitched collage from papers/leaflets/tickets I find discarded around London. In the early days I used a sewing machine, but these days I prefer the quietness of hand-stitching.

I never cut up a book that could otherwise be read or clothes which could otherwise be worn, and I always try to record the provenance of my materials. You will find this on my blog, All of my work is individually numbered, so you can search a particular piece and find out about its making. You can also follow the making of my work on Instagram.

In keeping with my environmentally friendly ethos, I use recycled packaging. Smaller parcels will arrive on your doormat in envelopes sewn from old magazines. I do not use single-use plastic or parcel tape.

I also provide a free gift-wrapping service.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch, my social media links are below.

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