yumiko reynolds MSDC

artist & maker (stitch drawing)


Yumiko describes her works as Stitch Drawings.

Having realized stitching is the best medium to express her art forms after she tried various mediums inquisitively, Yumiko has developed her original drawing style using a sewing machine and surface manipulation. Her current investigation is to create human forms, especially faces, with tonal value using threads; therefore, she uses various thicknesses of black, grey, cream and white threads on painted brown paper.  Her favourite subject matters are “Mother and Child “and “Women.”

After the completion of a City & Guilds course in Embroidery, Yumiko has concentrated on drawings and paintings for six years. However, her passion towards texture led her take the course of the Diploma in H.E. stitched textiles in 2004. Yumiko admires works by Alice Kettle and Audrey Walker.


Access to HE Diploma, Multimedia Technology, (distinction) 2011 
Drawing/Painting, Lavender Hill Studio, Putney School of Art and Design
Diploma in H.E Stitched Textile 2007
City& Guilds Creative Studies Embroidery part 1 & 2 1998
MA in Museum Studies, University of London Institute of Archaeology 1987
MA in History of Arts/Aesthetics, Kwansei Gakuin University Japan 1986


City & Guild Medals for Excellence 1998, Highly Commended (Creative Studies Embroidery) 1999


The Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2014. HT Art Magazine Publishing Jan 2014
Interview, TextileArtist.org (www.textileartist.org/yumiko-reynolds-interview-freehand-machine-embroidery/)
Popular Patchwork (www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/coded-decoded/17991/)
Newsletter, Embroidery Guilds Enfield  (www.embroiderersguildenfield.co.uk )
1000 Artisan Textiles, Quarry Books May 2010 
Stitch issue No 63 (Afghanistan Inspiration), Feb/Mar 2010
Magstitch (Magi Blog; Wet Windsor Wondering), 20/06/2007


Member of The Society of Designer-Craftsmen (MSDC)
F.A. Painters Group
Prism-textile inspired art


Hiroshima Triptych, the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Oct 2009

Afghanistan Inspiration, One Earth Textiles (http://oneearthtextiles.co.uk)


Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Agenda, Prism Textiles
sponsored by Hiscox for the International Supper Club
Hiscox Art Café, London
The Makers' Art 2016, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
Designer Crafts on the Mall 2016, Society of Designer Craftsmen
Mall Galleries, London

The Crafts of Drawing and Painting, Celebrating Tradition Today
Leighton House Museum, London
The Makers’ Art 2015, Society of Designer Craftsmen (North Surrey Region),
the Robert Phillips Gallery, River House, Walton-on-Thames
Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015, Mall Galleries, London
Haptic Art, Abingdon Country Hall Museum, Oxfordshire September to December
Off The Wall, the Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury

Coded: Decoded, Prism Textiles, Mall Galleries, London
The Knitting and Stitching Shows (London, Dublin, Harrogate)
The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

The Makers’ Art 2013, Society of Designer Craftsmen (North Surrey Region) the Art Fund Prize Gallery, the Lightbox, Woking
Liminal Crossing the Threshold ,Prism Textiles,  Mall Galleries,  London
HapticArt, The Robert Phillips Gallery, River House, Walton-on-Thames
Society of Designer Craftsmen The Mall Galleries, London

The Makers’ Art 2012 Society of Designer Craftsmen (North Surrey Region) Ox Market Centre of Arts, Chichester
hidden places, hidden spaces Prism Textiles Mall Galleries London
Connectivity: Threads of Community Target Gallery/Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
HapticArt the Fountain Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey


Website: www.yumikoreynolds.com
Email: yumiko@yumikoreynolds.com