Although I have been stupidly busy, it has also been a wonderful period of blossoming talent that has seen my embroidery students complete their final collections for the Bradford summer show and all the excitement of New Designers. You can see a sample of their work Here. Amanda Woollard and Denise Jordan also have portfolios on Arts Thread. It has been a great pleasure to see things come together for exhibition and, as usual, the standard of work is wonderful.
While in London I was fortune to steal a few moments at the British Library to see Cornelia Parker's Magna Carta (An Embroidery), which was fascinating to see in person, having heard so much about it. It is such a clever project, but also the scale of the actual piece struck me; that a thing can be so much bigger than it's actual size... not sure that makes sense, but I think I mean the idea, meaning or story of something can be so much bigger than the original object.