You see Christine Mackenzie, my mum, was an artist who worked primarily in textiles. Me and my brother were always so proud of her work and would go along to any exhibitions she had, I even used to go and sit in when she was teaching weekend sewing workshops. She always encouraged me to be creative, and my first attempts at sewing were with my mum. Well, I say ‘with my mum’ in the loosest sense as somehow they always ended up with her doing the sewing for me. When I was a moody 17 year old into grunge she made me a plaid mini-skirt and some floral dresses without complaining (and without a pattern) even though I’d probably promised her, that ‘yes mum, this time I’ll do the sewing myself’!
|Fife fishing village ©Christine Mackenzie|
|Maighdeann-mhara, Coire Bhreacain (Mermaid, Corrie Vreckan) ©Christine Mackenzie|
|small embroidery, created to teach textile students ©Christine Mackenzie|