Thursday, July 4, 2013

Threads of Gold Embroidery Exhibition

If you are in Cape Town between now and 3 August give yourself a real treat and visit the Threads of Gold embroidery exhibition which on at the Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank. Penny Cornell has mounted a solo exhibition of the work she has done over the last 10 years and it is well worth a visit.

There is a wide range of work on display in the three rooms, but for me the highlights of the exhibition were firstly, the exquisitely executed gold work pieces:

Secondly, a series birds embroidered in Bayeux stitch - all the same but all surprisingly different:

And then, the fascinating books Penny has covered and filled with notes and stitched samples of some of her creative ideas:

(All the photos here are used with Penny's permission.)

There is lots more to see but if you can't get to the exhibition, visit Penny's gallery on her website to see some of her beautiful work.

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