Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bewick Blackwork at St.Mary's

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."
There are several Bewick events in Gateshead this May to celebrate 200 years since Bewick moved to the town. More details here

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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