I know I said I woulden’t blog for a while but I was up at 4.30am this morning trying to get in a few hours of work before getting my daughter to school at 7am and this came into my mail box. I thought I had to share it with you.
Who says embroidery can’t reach great heights. At a recent exhibition at an Art gallery here in Durban, Natal in South Africa, the work of Hendrik Stroebel, 17 years in the making was put on show. His embroidery pieces were based on his travels to the near East, Egypt, Iran, Turkey etc. Apparently the response was amazing and pieces were sold for as much as R45,000 (equivalent of about US$6,000). The atmosphere was charged with excitement over his embroidered pieces that had been stitched using one strand of cotton and the crowd cheered and clapped when the artist entered the room. You can read about it here:
And see the images here:
Wonderful to see that embroidery can be appreciated at this level and finally recognised as art rather than craft!
Have a great day. Trish