Rhiannon Williams embellishes stories. Using embroidery techniques, she stitches together stories of people. Her richly embroidered narratives convey scenes from modern day life, to nostalgic memories of times gone by, exploring human relationships and feelings of belonging. She is interested in the connection people have with animals, and the way we find comfort in their company; she often uses animals as metaphors and as a way of representing emotions.
Her richly embroidered narratives are stitched on a background of patched fabric from her collection of recycled materials. She has developed a personal technique using a graphic style of drawing with thread, married with areas of intense beadwork and textures. Her bold and brave use of colour and texture is integral to Rhiannon’s work; she has worked in fashion studios in London, New York and Stockholm as a textiles designer, where she developed her love of pattern and embellishment.
Rhiannon was born in Cardiff in 1989, and works from her studio in Herefordshire. She studied her degree in Textiles at University College Falmouth and her Masters at the Royal College of Art.
Kindly sponsored by Swarovski
The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Scholarship 2014, Texprint 2011
Rhiannon's work is held in private and public collections including Hampshire Council and Rupert Nabarro.