Deborah works mainly in mixed media textiles. She regularly uses a combination of hand and machine stitch to make marks and create interesting surfaces. Working with both contemporary textile methods and traditional stitches. Fabric, paper, fibres, drawing, painting and printing all play a part. Often using recycled and collected items, previously used textiles which hold their own story and bring together reflections of nature with human experience, emotion and history. Developing her techniques with sketchbooks, layering of fragments, and the exploration of line, these piece sometimes become works of their own.
Natural forms, flowers, plant material, and the way in which nature ages things are recurring themes within Deb’s work. Strong throughout her work are elements of line, flow and texture, often with a limited colour palette.
Deb lives and works in North East England, and has exhibited with the Embroiderers Guild & Fusion Textile Group. Additional examples of her work can be found at www.debcoopertextileart.com