Alison Wake, Cognissart - Fine Art in Stitch


Living in the heart of the Peak District National Park, I am inspired by the landscapes around me. Whilst the natural beauty of the area may be obvious to many I am also influenced by the impact of humanity and my images often draw on industrial and agricultural features.

My fine art works are hand stitched, predominantly using locally sourced, hand dyed wool. Using a free hand technique I “paint with thread and yarn”. Whilst walking the paths and trails of the Peak District I see, hear, smell and feel everything which make the area so unique; communicating my experience through the colour, texture and imagery of my pictures.

I exhibit my work locally and nationally and have been featured on Instagram by Tate Britain. I am a member of Peak District Artisans, High Peak Artists and The Society for Embroidered Work