Wendy has pursued her love of fabric and stitch in various ways throughout her life, achieving a BTEC (distinction) Machine Embroidery in 2010 and an FdA (Merit) Stitched Textiles in 2014. She mainly works in a highly representational, controlled and detailed style, but occasionally takes a more conceptual approach as was demonstrated by her ‘Red Knot Migration’ installation exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London 2015.

Whilst she has been influenced by a number of artists from differing practices, including printers and artists as well as many textile artists, Wendy’s inspiration more often than not occurs by chance; it could be a word, a story, a colour, or a photograph that captures her imagination, prompting a range of diverse and sometimes unusual work. The Natural world and environmental issues are also having a bearing on her more recent work.

Much of Wendy’s work is composed entirely of free machine embroidery but some pieces employ appliqué techniques combined with both machine and hand stitching.



3 Responses to About

  1. Jane Green says:

    Lovely to see what you’ve been doing in the year or more since I last saw your work. It’s certainly changed and developed and I can see you’ve been creating some very interesting and beautiful original work. Good luck with your degree show. Looking forward to seeing the final Red Birds.
    Jane x

  2. wfleckner says:

    Thank you Jane for your lovely comments, it’s all a bit manic at the moment but hopefully it will all come together for the show.

  3. hearttohome says:

    I just wanted to say hello and let you know that we’ve included a link to your site in our list of 50 British Textile Designers’ Websites for Inspiration which was posted on our blog a few days ago.

    If you’d like to comment on the page or share a link that would be lovely and equally, if you don’t do that sort of thing, then feel free to drop us a line – it’s always nice to meet talented and interesting people.

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