Louise Baldwin is interested in how we absorb knowledge and life’s experiences, selecting out the bits that resonate for us, sometimes carefully, other times by accident. Connections are made between the most seemingly random things: cell structures, plant forms, pattern, text and mark. ‘They are like the bits of information, memories and desires that float around our brains waiting to surface. Fabric and stitch seem to be the most obvious materials to use as we are bound to cloth in so many ways. Life is strange and difficult and funny.’

Baldwin has exhibited her work throughout Britain, in America, Japan, Holland and Germany. She has work in private and public collections including the Crafts Council and, as well as showing at Contemporary Applied Arts, is an exhibiting member of The 62 Group and Art Textiles: Made in Britain.