In the first few chapters, the thesis deals with the theme of textile art, emphasizing the usage of embroidery and detailing the development of photography in Slovenia and around the world. On the topic of embroidery, it focuses on different types of embroideries, typical of Slovenia and the Balkans, as well as their purposes and usages. It also explains the meaning of the colour red and touches upon embroidery decoration as a form of protection. In the last section, the thesis summarizes the evolution of portrait photography and describes the first techniques which have aided the rise of photography and the process of the development of photography in Slovenia.
In the experimental part, the thesis traces the steps that have led to the realisation of the final product. It explains the elements of art theory, which help to understand the form and style analyses of the photography. It also describes the photography process in an exterior environment, the photography equipment used, the printing procedure on textile and the introduction of the embroidery on the textile. The experimental part of the thesis also mentions one of the oldest preserved examples of trapunto quilts, which served as an inspiration for one of my own products from the series. In the thesis, I also explore the meaning of an identity, a concept that is present throughout the whole collection of my final work. In the last segment, the thesis analyses individual formal elements of photographs and depicts them in a layout in a space.
The general theme of the thesis is the intertwining and the relationship between photography and embroidery, merging on fabric. Its goal is to explore how the two techniques behave with one another, and how the visual image of photography evolves first after being printed on fabric and then when embroidery is introduced. The final result is a series of five pieces of digital work and handwork intertwining, which is visually stimulating to the viewer and prompts further reflection.