Saturday, 27 June 2015

Catching up

I must admit I laughed when I read the title of my last blog post. Although I am embarrassed it is so long since I last posted, I can't help but feel that 'rest' is the last thing I have been doing. As is normal for me at this time of year, the academic roller coaster reaches full speed and I am dragged along with it.

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 HereAmanda 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.

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