Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bewick Blackwork at St.Mary's

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Linda Morris is demonstrating blackwork using examples of Thomas Bewick's prints  for interpretation purposes on the following dates:
Apr. 29 - Cherryburn
May 1, 12, 19, 20, 26 & 27 - St. Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead
She writes
"I will be interpreting Thomas Bewick's prints in blackwork, primarily through textile postcards that I have designed based on his work. I am looking forward to this opportunity as I've always felt that much of his work would lend itself well to this medium."
http://lmorrisxstitch.blogspot.co.uk/
There are several Bewick events in Gateshead this May to celebrate 200 years since Bewick moved to the town. More details here

Illustration:Tale-piece VANITAS VANITATUM OMNIA VANITAS
British Birds vol 1 1797 p.202 “Old age and heedless youth. The background to the left is a view of the ruins of the Chapel (Roman Catholic) once belonging it is said to the Riddells – I remember part of the mansion also in ruins - The Chapel was set fire to by the mob – when Butcher Willy [Cumberland] led his troops thro’ Newcastle to Culloden. ” Jane Bewick Ms notes.

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