I revisited the Victoria and Albert museum on Saturday in order to see the Opus Anglicanum exhibition (on medieval embroidery).
I really like embroidery, and would classify myself as a multidisciplinary artist (below, some sashiko mending embroidery that I applied to a 3-D surface – jeans!),
so this was a chance to see some incredibly historic and highly skilled work. As my grandma is a textile historian, I have come across similarly embroidered Vatican robes before and they have not lost their appeal – I was not disappointed!!!
It also reminded me of the work of Alice Kettle ❤ she is great.
(Above) I drew a couple of the most fascinating angelic figures I saw, and noted down the names associated with some amazing brass rubbings. A wonderful quality of line!!
I’ve brought some Lino tools back with me from London so that I can carve into bowls or tiles or other objects I make – hopefully the glazes I am mixing will do good justice to visual depth.