I am a member of the Brighton Etsy Team, and I have been nominated to take past in the Blog Hop by Jackie from Forever Foxed. foreverfoxed.blogspot.co.uk/ Everyone doing the Blog Hop is answering the same 4 questions. Its a fantastic team to be part of. Everyone is friendly and willing to share their knowledge, and there is always lots going on, parties, pop up shops, inspirational talks…
‘The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair’
Before I get started, quick grab a cuppa, preferably a slice of cake and get cosy. I’m new to blogging, so be patient with me please.
The quote above really rings true for me. The embroidery I began with this quote at it’s heart was a new begining for me as an artist, and it has been a very interesting journey.
The Queen’s house, Greenwich, London until 18th August 2013
I have always admired the work of Alice Kettle who creates vast, painterly embroideries. So I headed to Greenwich enthusiastically to see her new work exhibited there. The Queen’s House was originally a garden retreat, thus the title. Kettle’s portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria is magnificent, and its golden threads shimmer and sparkle. The other portraits in the room are dressed elaborately in fine lace and flamboyant dress, though Henrietta was known to prefer plainer clothes.