© Daniel Fountain Artist, 2019

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FAGGOTING (2019)

Scrap fabrics, darning thread, broken/found jewellery, dimensions variable.

With regards to homosexuality the term faggot was used as early as 1914, but in needlework faggoting (or fagotting) is a method of joining two pieces of fabric together leaving a small gap or ditch between them. This gap is usually filled with a decorative stitch to ‘fill’ the open-seam with the most common form being a zigzag pattern. Here, the process of faggoting has been used to unite scraps of waste fabric and the stitch itself has been intentionally exaggerated. Sections have also been adorned with bits of broken jewellery which provoke associations with the human body and notions of adornment or excess.