My work features illustrations on hand-stitched and manipulated fabric. The work presents real and imagined characters through embroidered narratives, often connected to my childhood in Arizona. Threading humor throughout, I stitch drawings and text onto old linens that are often flawed or adorned with preexisting machine-embroidered imagery. I am interested in the permeable boundary that separates actual events in life from the collective mythologies of family stories, literature, and cultural history.”

Allison Manch

Embroidered works, multiple years

www.allisonmanch.com