‘Boleyn’ explores the antithesis of Joanna’s previous work. It’s exploration into the life of Anne Boleyn, the second ill fated wife of King Henry VIII, has produced a garment which is focused on exposure, rather than concealment. 79 more words
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I created my own pattern pieces for my underwear which I cut in Dove Grey cotton velvet with a burgundy cotton lining.
The cup itself was made up of two pieces so my Tudor Rose digital embroidery had to be split into two pieces in order to accomodate a seam before they were then sewn back together to create the whole motif. 86 more words
The authenticity of Anne Boleyn’s final letter to Henry VIII when she was imprisoned in the Tower of London before her execution is still disputed. Here this supposed final letter is seen printed onto silk organza with printed Tudor Roses; the printed residue on the dye workshop table; a sketch developed from the portrait of Anne Boleyn seen in the National Portrait Gallery and a developing digital stitch design layered with tracing paper – the patterns taken from the portrait of Mary I, attributed to Master John, and the chains from the necklace seen in the portrait of Anne Boleyn.
Layers of silks, papers, stitch and text exploring the hidden nature of the relationship between Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.