Saturday, April 22, 2006

Artistic Withdrawal Symptoms

Am missing my "dream walking" - feet, or at least blogging about it. They (the feet that is) are in the care of the Royal Mail. I was dithering over whether to put an Air Mail sticker on the parcel as it has to go to Scotland, decided not too, now wish I had as they have not arrived yet. As I do not use snail mail very much, I have forgotten how slow it is! Sally will let us know when they arrive, safely.

So to fill the gap, I must share these photos and work with you.

The photo is of Wells Cathedral, the work is by the Sarum group and is Designed by Jane Lemon. Jane is a wonderful and gifted person, and I have been so fortunate to have worked with her on a number of occasions. She is a real inspiration. Jane and the Sarum group were commissioned to produce a number of embroideries by Wells to celebrate the millennium. The embroideries are wonderful, and many of them are on show, but obviously behind glass so difficult to photogragh.

The modern church embroideries of the Sarum Group compare favourably with those held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London - under Opus Anglicanum. this photo is part of the Butler Bowden cope held by the Museum. Unfortunately not visible at the moment. You can see some of the work I have done with students in the past if you click on this link. - Students work


Dorothy said...

Hi Maggie,
The links don't seem to be working for the Opus Anglicanum pieces....
thought you would like to know.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Thanks Dorothy.
On the "students work" -- the pages links within that-- no longer work, because BECTa did not have enough free webspace for all the images and hosted them on the University web. Sadly, the University has updated, but not linked the links. Sorry. Hope you can still enjoy the BECTa pages though. I still have the original documentation available if you still wish to see it. Just let me know.
Maggie H.