The Exhibition is opens today at Bellingham Heritage Centre.
Small, but perfectly formed.
Like moi ;)
I’m having a bit of a shisha mirror moment.
Have I finally found a way to combine the imagery of Northumberland with the sparkle of India?
Will this help to stop the feeling of a split stitching personality?
We can only hope.
Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon stitching with silks and watching videos (French Revolution with Coursera).
This piece and other Northumbrian inspired pieces will be exhibited later this month here.
As a mum, September is the beginning of the new school year.
This time into Year 10 - the start of GCSE’s (or ‘O’ Levels as I still call them sometimes).
For me September feels like the start of a new year too.
We talk about the start of spring, the start of winter…. but the END of summer.
The end of the growing season in the garden, the end of warm sunny days, the end of long, lazy school holidays spent sleeping and eating.
But also the start of new adventures.
A new school year for son, new studies for mum, writing lists of all the things you want to achieve now the school holidays are over and you have the days to yourself.
And for me - healing from a tooth and then bone infection that has seen me taking antibiotics for 34 days over the holidays, throw in a scratched cornea (still very ow) and I will be happy to start a new chapter.
I promise to capture it through a lens and share it with you.
Here’s to new adventures *raises the coffee mug*.
Another online exhibition, this time on Gothic:Dark Glamour from 2008. You can find it here.
I have the book to this exhibition, well worth the money if it’s your thing.
Mix this with the corset exhibition I told you about in the last post and I personally think its a perfect combination for inspiration.
Its all come together really well, the bodice has been finished with these beautiful clasps (they are on the shoulders as well).
The train is ready
Working on the bustle sewing organza poppies and thread formed crows - more symbolism from WW1
The corsage. The National Trust House, Wallington was owned by a conscientious objector, hence one white poppy.
The Belle Epoque was the “beautiful era” of scientific discovery, peace and general good feeling through Europe starting in 1871.
Unfortunately it ended in1914.
This outfit takes inspiration from the ending of the Belle Epoque - the fashion is contemporary to the era, but the crows and poppies indicate a darker side at…..
And here it is finished, quick snaps in the garden before the rain came.
Tomorrow I’ll show you the dress at Wallington and the other pieces of work in the exhibition.