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Blackwork embroidery - my starting point

I love blackwork embroidery.  It satisfies my desire for history, my love of pattern and my need to do something creative.

Blackwork embroidery has been around for a very long time.   524 more words

Blackwork Embroidery

Transported

I’m not sure if this kid saw the same exhibits that I saw, but he clearly enjoyed his visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as much as I did. 115 more words

Photography

Celtic or Knot?

One thing I love about working with Liberty prints is the complexity and depth of their designs.

This one, Gambier, is from their 2015 A/W range and I loved it so much that I bought a length ‘on spec’, hoping that someone would fall for it as much as I did. 566 more words

Early 16th Century German Outfit

Warning: This is a bit of a quick-and-dirty post to get the beginnings of this project out!

Several months ago, I finally put scissors to fabric and began putting together an early 16th century German dress. 472 more words

German

Anatomical Portrait Drawing

This week, I attended the Anatomical Portrait Drawing course at Central Saint Martins. Here are my photos documenting how the days went by. (Illustrations are tutor demonstrations, overall student works and hand outs.) 80 more words

Illustration

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Last evening, looking for distraction from the election, I found myself watching a British art history documentary about Hans Holbein. The “guide” was Waldemar Januszczak, not my favorite art historian (he’s ugly, I’m superficial) and I ended up having one of those strange experiences of seeing a painting on television that I saw in real life in a city I visited but barely remember. 799 more words

Paintings!