Tuesday, June 7
The Doubtful Guest
I had so much fun stitching this piece for Lauren for this (last) months Phat Quarter Swap. The theme was books and Lauren had listed Ed Gorey in her 'like' list. I hadn't heard of him so I did some googling to find out more about him. I haven't had the chance to read any of his books yet but he sure is an amazing illustrator! I based my embroidery on one of his illustrations from the book 'The Doubtful Guest'. Working with a limited colour palette was definitely very inspiring. The original is black and white and I added a little (blue) splash of colour. The fabric ('Heath' by Alexander Henry) was perfect to stitch on as well. I ordered it in several colourways so you probably will be seeing more of my embroideries stitched on this fabric.
Earlier tonight I came across this rather disturbing news posted by Jenny Hart on her blog. Apparently two of her pieces were stolen after an exhibition in Canada. Unbelievable! Well they are pretty awesome but surely no one has the right to steal them. Check out the details on her blog, obviously Jenny wants them back!