The public opening is Friday Sept 12th at 7pm and the show continues until November 9, 2014. Note: during regular hours the museum admission is $5. for adults. Call 1.877.941.7787 for info or check the museum website link above.
|Till Death Do Us Part, 2014. Valerie Knapp© Closed view, in vintage |
jewellery box, vintage mother-of-pearl button.
The piece is in response to a beautiful Victorian era white on white wedding dress, that will also be on view.
|Till Death Do Us Part, 2014. Valerie Knapp© Embroidery, DMC thread, |
tucking, on antique hanky linen and lace, vintage mother-of-pearl button,
vintage box. Dimensions: 7.5cm W x 9cm H x 9cm D
Exquisite, rarely seen historical textile pieces from the museum will be shown alongside the contemporary works inspired by them.
|Till Death Do Us Part, (detail) 2014. Valerie Knapp©|
I stitched pin tucks in antique hanky linen, and found a similar lace to edge it, to replicate the wedding dress fabric.
|Till Death Do Us Part, 2014. Valerie Knapp© On plinth.|
The newest addition to my Boxed Embroidery Series