Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Maria Walker at the Embroiderers' Guild

Attended  a fabulous talk at the Solihull Embroiderers Guild meeting last night from textile artist Maria Walker.  She was so inspiring.  Absolutely loved her work on combining old photographs and text with fabrics.  Particularly loved her work on The Lightfoot Letters which she explained was about a sheaf of letters she had found in an antique shop which had all been written to a young 16 year old girl from members of her family while she was away in service as a maid.    Maria like myself often deals with issues of domesticity and the feminine using the written word translating it into an embroidered text.
Make me a Dress

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