Thursday, June 05, 2008

Friday Archives - Small Embroidery

I made this little silk embroidery in about 1990/91 back in the days when my main artistic medium was embroidery. It's very small not much bigger than business card size, stretched over a piece of plywood and roughly framed in a cardboard paint-tube box that I lined with papier mache pulp. This embroidery was inspired by a trip to a museum outside Glasgow (I forget the name) that had a large collection of medieval embroideries - stump work and black work which I loved at that time. I still love it but strangely I haven't really thought about it for a long while.

I decided today that I would contribute something to Friday Archives - a great idea from Claire Robertson . This was the first artwork I saw (lying in a pile of art-related detritus) and thought it very appropriate for the post. I will post more embroideries later.