Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Private View

The corset will be on display for the whole of May at Prick Your Finger and later in the year at other events.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The secret desires of moths..........

There are now six moths in varying shades of ivory needlelace. Each one takes about three hours to complete.

Monday, 27 April 2009

The Boarfinch

...completed , he joins the Mallardoepard , Peapuss , Marbat and Goatle in the garden.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Under the trees....

The bees in the trees in my garden............

Friday, 24 April 2009

The garden at dusk

A detail of one of the six moths , all done in needlelace and loose french knots.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

In the garden....

A little creature called a Peapuss waits under the silver apple tree

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Growing the flowers

..a small snowdrop in needlelace under a tree in the garden , a variety called 'heffalump' !!

In My Garden I Am Queene

I have always marvelled at the beautiful samplers and embroideries from the past which were made by girls of ten and eleven. The most remarkable are those of Martha Edlin and Hannah Smith who , at the age of eleven , completed the most stunning embroidered boxes. In the seventeenth century there was a fashion for raised work or stumpwork(a 19th C. term).
So , I decided it was time to create something like it of my own on a corset. I began planning at the start of this year and began work at the beginning of deadline is the first of May ! when it will be exhibited.
The design includes some mythical creatures , created for me some time ago by fashion illustrator Richard Gray , the first is a boarfinch......


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