If you follow me on social media or get my newsletter you will have seen my recent preoccupation with Jane Austen.
Since July last year I have been steadily working through a series of illustrations exploring the world of Jane Austen, taking inspiration from her books, historical images and the myriad of tv and film adaptations that have been made through the years.
The aim of the project is to create a large quilt, with each of the main blocks representing a different part of Regency England, as well as an illustrated book using photographs of each of the images. I’m excited about the outcome, but to keep me interested throughout the process I’m also going to have smaller goals and opportunities to see the work as it progresses.
So… I’m only part way through the project but coming up is the first chance to see what I’ve been working on so far.
As part of Portsmouth Bookfest I’m holding an in-studio exhibition of the project, it’s free to attend so if you are anywhere near the south coast of the UK, I’d love for you to drop in and take a look. (If you live elsewhere stay tuned for vidoes of the exhibition as well as some cards and prints of the artwork).
Details of the Exhibition:
Date: 20th -23rd February
Studio 6, Hotwalls, Broad Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2FS
Free Drop in (no booking necessary)
The stitched world of Jane Austen
Step into the regency world with textile artist Kim Edith.
As part of a year-long project exploring the world of Jane Austen, Kim Edith invites you to an in-studio exhibition of her work.
From the red coats of the militia to the elegance of a grand house, the recurring themes and imagery of the books have been explored in detailed embroidery. This series of fabric illustrations use modern colours, materials and patterns to bring to life the objects, people and situations that would have been familiar to contemporary readers.
There is also a private view on Wednesday 19th Feb from 6-9pm in the above venue – all welcome if you’d like to come along.
Please let me know if you’ve got any questions about the exhibiton or the project!