Alicia Merrett

United Kingdom

I was born and brought up in Argentina, and came to live in England in 1967. I learnt to sew from my mother who was an accomplished stitcher, craftswoman and photographer.
The crystal blue sky and the bright colours of my childhood have stayed with me and have informed my textile work over the years. The quality of stitched fabric, and the texture of quilting have drawn me to art quilting. I work improvisationally, and love creating abstract works as much as making the maps I am best known for.
Recently I have become fascinated by digital design, and I am experimenting with different ways of creating  textiles with colour and shape.
My work has won awards and is in private and public collections. I exhibit and teach world-wide. 
My book “Mapping the Imagination” is out of print but now available free of charge in issuu: 
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The Colors of Nature

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