In the year we crowned our new monarch, the Embroiderers’ Guild has designed a royal themed members’ project to share at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in 2023. ‘Fit for a King’ is the name of the exhibition and my contribution ‘Bunting, Butties and a Brew’ is a new piece of work, designed and stitched especially for exhibition.
About ‘Bunting, Butties and a Brew’:
With any royal celebration, my family has a long-established tradition that involves bunting, vintage china and a cake stand. This year was no different as London was transformed for the coronation of our new monarch and his queen.
We celebrated with our pile of butties cut into triangles (crusts off), a Victoria Sponge cake, a freshly brewed pot of tea and individual trifles served in vintage glassware – and then toasted our king with a chilled glass of bubbly.
The hand embroidered panel is 12 x 23.5cm. The artwork is entirely hand embroidered and stitched with a variety of vintage Sylko threads.
A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Collection. Today it features some contemporary & traditional embroiderers from the English county of Lancashire in an exhibition celebrating the heritage of Lancashire.
“The exhibition was inspired by the people and places of our home county. For some of us the rural landscapes of hills, moors and coastal areas, and the habitat they provide for native animals and birds were a major source of creativity. For others, the architecture of some of our historic buildings and the urban landscapes of the mill towns acted as a stimulus.”
Members used a combination of both traditional and contemporary textile practices, coupled with mixed-media techniques, to produce creative and inspiring textile art.
The stunning venue – the Coach House Gallery at the 400 year old Astley Hall in Chorley, England – is a perfect setting for the work.