Louisa Hammond is a textile artist and sometimes tutor. Her arts practice tells the stories of vulnerable people who are often misrepresented. Recently her work has focused on mental health. This stems from a personal journey of recovery of the artist herself.
Louisa loves the stories that can be told through textiles and stitch. The choice of materials and methods are important to her practice. Rather than relying on a specific technique, Louisa chooses her methodology to best communicate the message of the artwork.
Louisa’s love of and focus on the use of embroidery has stemmed from her time spent in creative wellbeing sessions where she was reconnected with a passion for creating artwork in this medium. She admires the intimate stories that can be weaved through fabric with a needle and currently prefers to explore and expand on this through her own artwork.
Louisa has been involved in delivering and assisting workshops at a variety of settings, including The People’s History Musuem, Xaverian College, Culture Shots Festival, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery and Start, Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Trust. Louisa is passionate about the link between wellbeing and creativity. She is available for creative freelance workshops; please get in touch via email available on the contact page for any enquiries.
Louisa is currently a Textile Tutor at Venture Arts in Hulme, Manchester. There she supports artists who have a learning disability to engage in visual arts and textile workshops.