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.
This piece is a continuation of a body of work based on memory, food and family.