Angela Bentley  

Textile Artist

Copyright  Angela Bentley

Memories of Moorish Mosaics


This embroidery was inspired by the wonderful tiles to be found in the Alhambra in Granada.


I hand dyed the fabrics. I then block printed some of the fabric with wood print blocks to hint at the complexity of the various tile patterns.


Sections of the printed fabric were then applied to the background. This was then stitched with the sewing machine using both free machine embroidery and automatic stitches.


Squares of different textured fabrics were also applied to this background and the horseshoe shapes of the Moorish Doorways were suggested by hand couched textile threads.

Memories Moorish Mosaics 2

Frame size  W 51 cm  H 61 cm