Sunday, 27 October 2013

Lorina Bulwer

Very pleased to have seen the Lorina Bulwer samplers this weekend as part of an exhibition called "Frayed" at Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth.
The two chaotically embroidered letters are each over 3 metres long and made in the early twentieth century by Lorina who was an inmate ( "lunatic")  of the Great Yarmouth Work House. The text is one long confusing rant with no punctuation and in upper case letters. It has been sewn on to a patchwork of fabrics.She has used it to pour out her frustrations with being in the workhouse and hurls much abuse against other people through her stitching . A true subversive piece of art. This is the first time that the two halves have come together in one place.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

patchworking again

Back in my studio this week making work for Knit and Stitch at Harrogate to replace all the work I sold off the walls at Alexandra Palace. All hand sewn of course.....

Saturday, 12 October 2013

One more day to go

One more day to go at Knit and Stitch. I have met so many lovely people who have been complimentary about my work. Thank you to all those blog readers who introduced themselves. It was good to meet you. Here are some pictures of the exhibition are when we first set it up.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Knit and Stitch here I come

TGC1 is my stand number at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. More information on how to get there HERE. If you are visiting please come and see me!
I will be "appearing" at Harrogate too so those of you in the North might have to wait another month or so to see my exhibition.
Here are two new applique pieces.

Sunday, 6 October 2013