Tag Archives: War Poets

National Poetry Day

Listening to the radio this morning, it’s wonderful to be hearing about poetry through the ages in Britain. Unfortunately, whilst rushing around, I know I’ll miss some of the celebrations for National Poetry Day but Radio 3 and Radio 4 will be … Continue reading

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Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918, hand stitched portrait.

As part of my series of portraits of poets who died during the First World War, I have just completed my third hand stitched portrait. This portrait is of Isaac Rosenberg. Rosenberg came from a deprived, working class background. His parents … Continue reading

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William Morris stitched portrait.

Since Easter, I have been working on a couple more portraits. My portrait of Isaac Rosenberg, the First World War poet has been started but put on hold until hopefully this weekend and whit week, when I might be able … Continue reading

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Centenary of the death of Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. Extract from The Soldier, 1914. Today, at 4.46 pm, 100 years ago, the poet Rupert Brooke died of … Continue reading

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New Portraits

I have been itching to get on with starting some new portraits but time and other work commitments have been getting in the way. But over Easter, I have managed to start two. I thought, due to the way I … Continue reading

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The Wilfred Owen Association

Just a quick post but I am delighted and proud to say that my hand stitched portrait of Wilfred Owen has its own page on the Wilfred Owen Association’s website. Working on his portrait has been a very moving and inspiring project. … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Green Man. Finished!

This has turned into a much more detailed project than I had originally planned. Started as a portrait of my husband and just to be a ‘bearded man’, he’s evolved into something else. On some of my previous blogs, you … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Bearded Man W.I.P

In preparation for continuing my series on War Poet portraits (Isaac Rosenberg next), I thought I’d ‘warm up’ my creative skills, which have had a bit of a Christmas slow down, and produce a fun portrait of someone near and dear. … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), stiched portrait, finished

This has been a lovely portrait to work on. Through reading about his life, as research for the ideas to be represented in the imagery, finding out how near he lived as a young man to where I grew up, … Continue reading

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Still working on it!! Wilfred Owen…

Phew, I’ve finally finished sewing the fallen leaves into the silhouette of the Wrekin hill behind the portrait of Wilfred Owen. Now that I have finished sewing the River Severn (using the poem ‘Hospital Barge’) into the leaves and completed the … Continue reading

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