Rupert Brooke, work in progress, hand stitching (2)


Now that I have hand stitched the words from the first verse of The Soldier, from the 1914 series of War Poems, I have started to plan the next the next phase in my stitching. I have decided to add symbolic elements to the portrait, such as lilacs which are represented in The Old Vicarage, Grantchester, olive leaves which represent his grave in Skyros, hollyhocks found in a photo of Rupert when convalescing and hibiscus flowers to represent his love he left in Tahiti. These are all being hand sewn, a very slow process, in gentle colours. Once these are completed, I will then, decide upon the next details.

About obsesivcreativ

I am a freelance textile artist working with and teaching traditional textile techniques including hooky and proggy matting, patchwork and quilting, batik, embroidery, spinning, knitting and crochet. I work with schools, community groups, museums and galleries creating mad and wonderful things such as Egyptian mummies, story-telling tents, rainforest maps and even coffins...
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