Artist: Chloé Rochefort

A colourful scene of draped textiles, and abstract foem upholstered in bright fabric and tassles.

SLUMBER EVENT = There Is A Horse Stuck In My Sofa

MA Textiles
Royal College of Art

Chloé is an artist and facilitator.

Chloé creates sculpture and installation. Inspired by the relationships we have to our immediate environments and the objects we discard, Chloé re-imagines the way we can view and value materials in our disposable culture. Making her work from salvaged objects, Chloé uses hand processes that combine mixed media and textile techniques, including stitching, wrapping and patchwork. Working in an intuitive and spontaneous way, Chloé combines resourcefulness with creativity to bring playfulness and personality to materials considered to have no worth. She describes her sculptures as ‘social creatures, finding their meaning in the way they are built and in the conversations they trigger.’

a soft tartan covered textile sculpture with appliqued playing card and sheepskin.
A colourful scene of draped textiles, tarot cards and bright tin cans.
two images showing vibrant textile sculptures.

(Top row, left to right)
CLEANING EVENTS = Extracting Pocket Treasures From The Washing Machine + Dragging The Breathless Vacuum Around The Flat
I Made Myself A Sleeping Bag (2021)
(Bottom row, left to right)
Details from: SLUMBER EVENT = There Is A Horse Stuck In My Sofa
SLUMBER EVENT = There Is A Horse Stuck In My Sofa – HAPPY EVENT = The Money Pig

In:Site 2022

Chloé is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event took place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

The Pocket Paradise is a comforting object made from upcycled textiles, kept in your pocket to provide reassurance and sense of calm. Chloé Rochefort invited people to make their own in her making space of scrap fabrics and found objects, where she demonstrated techniques and showed how playfulness and interaction with textiles and making is an act of self-care.

3 padded fabric shapes adorned with small objects, buttons and beads rest on a light background
3 padded fabric shapes adorned with small objects, buttons and beads rest on a light background

Where Next?

Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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