Kenris MacLeod is a textile artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work uses the medium of freemotion machine embroidery – painting with thread – to describe the textures and complexity of the natural world, specifically trees. Using the sewing machine needle as a pencil or a paintbrush, she sews complex designs that combine repetitive forms and abstract shapes with elemental natural imagery, connecting us to our ancient roots and tapping into a memory that is almost, but not quite, lost.