About me

Katie Tume is an embroidery artist from Brighton, East Sussex. Born in 1980, she is a fifth-generation needleworker who first learned her craft at her mother’s knee. She attended the Surrey Institute of Art and Design as a Fashion and Illustration student, but is largely self-taught in hand embroidery techniques.

Kate’s work is influenced by folklore, mythology, burial customs and the old Gods. She is currently working on projects around our disappearing natural world, and lost species.

For information please contact me.

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Exhibitions

  • 2018 – Worthing Artist Open House, Worthing Art Trail
  • 2018 – Brighton Gin Art Prize, 2nd place winner, Brush Gallery, Brighton
  • 2017 – Extinct Icons – part of Remembrance Day for Lost Species, ONCA, Brighton
  • 2017 – Stitch-Up, Brush Gallery, Brighton
  • 2016 – Hex-mas Bazaar, Corridor Gallery, Brighton
  • 2016 – Botanica, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis
  • 2015 – Miniature Art Extravaganza, Ghost Gallery, Seattle

Publications (Books/Magazines/Essays/Online)

  • 2018 – Dark Mountain Anthology
  • 2017 – Artistic collaboration with Ellie Mac Embroidery, Limited Edition patch series
  • 2017 – Third Kind Records, Embla Quickbeam/Graham Dunning ‘Inside Memory’s Head’ album artwork
  • 2017 – Embroidery Magazine, News feature, Nov/Dec issue
  • 2016 – Homespun Magazine, ‘Best Textile Mushrooms’
  • 2013 – Lily In The Labyrinth (website), Review, October
  • 2013 – Central Library Arts Division (website), Review, July
  • 2013 – She Walks Softly (website), Review, May
  • 2012 – Mr X Stitch (website), The Cutting (And Stitching) Edge feature, November
  • 2012 – Cross Stitcher Magazine, Embroidered Jewellery feature, September issue

Talks/Interviews

  • 2018 – Interview, Narratives of Artistic Identity, Sol Howard
  • 2017 – Memory Beyond the Human, Time Studies Cluster, University of Sussex
  • 2017 – Unveiling the Cheetah, Booth Museum of Natural History, in association with ONCA, Brighton
  • 2017 – Embellished Talk (website), Interview, June
  • 2013 – Rosie and the Boys (website), Interview, May
  • 2012 – Feeling Stitchy, Interview, August

Teaching

  • 2018 – 3D Embroidery Techniques (Stumpwork)
  • 2018 – Creativity n Embroidery Art
  • 2017 – Embellishment Masterclass
  • 2017 – Halloween Embellishment Workshop