Tracey Lawko

Award-winning textile artist Tracey Lawko creates landscapes and still life in thread.

March 19, 2019 | | Artist in Residence

Combining fine traditional hand embroidery with longarm machine stitching, textile artist Tracey Lawko creates highly textured tapestries drawn in thread. Her extraordinarily detailed and layered landscapes and still-lifes are inspired by the natural world around her studio on the Niagara Escarpment near Creemore, reflecting life cycles of transition and renewal. Her most recent series focuses on the importance of pollinating insects. The high-relief, sculptural quality of many of her creations comes in part from her adaptation of a 16th-century raised-embroidery technique called stumpwork. Tracey’s award-winning work has been exhibited widely across North America and is held in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in the U.S.

Wild Blackberries in July 6" x 6" x 3" ~ by Tracey Lawko

Wild Blackberries in July 6″ x 6″ x 3″ ~ by Tracey Lawko

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  • Backlit Grasses 12" x 16" ~ by Tracey Lawko

    Backlit Grasses 12″ x 16″ ~ by Tracey Lawko

    Tiger Swallowtail 8" x 10" ~ by Tracey Lawko

    Tiger Swallowtail 8″ x 10″ ~ by Tracey Lawko

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