Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Admiring: Creators with Thread

When so many women have produced such beautiful works of art, it's hard to focus on a particular craftswoman. But here are two women whose work inspires me. The hours they must have worked astounds me. Here I sit, cutting and pasting images—quite a different task than the quiet, patient work they did!

Erica Wilson, with her PBS show and books, rejuvenated the art of needlepoint in the years after the Second World War.

Erica Wilson 
Queen Mary created this rug over eight years, sometimes working seven hours a day. It has a million stitches in it.

Queen Mary's needlepoint rug

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