An embroidery champion

April 14, 2013 at 6:53 am 2 comments

I’ve been meaning to blog about an art show I went to last Thursday night, but… sometimes I just don’t know where the time goes! Anyway, Mr A has some work in Wasted Dream III – a group exhibition that’s currently showing at The Box gallery at West End – so we headed along to the opening.

As well as some new woodcuts by Mr A, the show includes some new illustrations by the very talented Murdoch and some amazingly detailed embroidered pieces by his lovely lady Jade Green (I always wanted a nom de plume like that!). This little fellow is inspired by a character from a 1960s Japanese TV series – think Godzilla. It just goes to show you really can paint with a needle – and I think Jade’s a champion for having the patience to use that annoying (but beautiful) metallic embroidery thread that never wants to cooperate!

The show is on from 10am-3pm daily until Wednesday 17 April.

Jade Green embroidered art


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  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  April 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Amazing! Love embroidery as art form rather than ‘just’ decoration. Which then raises lots of interesting questions about art, decoration, purpose… but I’m not sure I’ve had enough sleep/caffeine to tackle them this morning!

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  April 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Yes, indeed… I’ve got another embroidery treasure to blog about too – hopefully you’ll see that tomorrow!


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