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The Embroidered Art of Michele Carragher by Michele Carragher

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217435
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $40

A sumptuous exploration of the work of renowned embroiderer, Michele Carragher.

Staggeringly detailed and sumptuously worked, Michele Carragher’s embroidered art is breathtaking to behold. This rich and detailed insight into her work guides you from her initial ideas, right through to the finished, astonishing pieces of work.

Rich in symbolism and drawing inspiration from throughout history, the book contains three created, embroidered artefacts: a lavish glove, jewelled bodice and Japanese-style hair pin. From these she extracts a narrative which becomes the basis for three embroidered artworks, exploring themes of human duality and our behavioural effects on society and the planet. The book begins with an immersive, exquisitely photographed gallery tour of all the pieces, showcasing Michele’s work in incredible detail. Following on from this, each artefact and artwork is discussed in detail, giving insight into the working process, creative choices and techniques used.

Michele has worked for many years in the film and TV industry, including as Costume Embroiderer for HBO's Game of Thrones, and HBO's 2005 costume Emmy award winning production of Elizabeth 1. The last chapter of the book will feature a selection of images from her inspiring catalogue of work.

Table of Contents

The artworks 6
all that glitters 8
entropy 20
conscience 40
Introduction 50
The artist’s insight 54
artefact insight: the hand 56
artwork insight: all that glitters 74
artefact insight: the heart 88
artwork insight: entropy 102
artefact insight: the head 118
artwork insight: conscience 126
My summary 134
Costume embroidery gallery 136
My history 138
Acknowledgements 174

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