After a wonderful day in NYC visiting the Twixt Art and Nature exhibit, Judy was back at work on Friday. She made great progress on the plaited braid, working about 8 partial coils. You can see her progress here. She is also getting quite good at tapering the plaited braid. She promises that later today she will let me photograph the process of tapering – her secret is a pair of tweezers! I am sure that there are many of you out there who would like some tips on filling in those awkward spaces. I have been working on the directions for birds, going back and forth between the photos of the jacket and working it out. I will be posting those blogs over the next week.
BTW – the Twist Art and Nature exhibit – a joint exhibition between the MET and the Bard Graduate School of the Decorative Arts – runs until April 12th. If you love 17th century embroidery and have any abilities to get to NYC, you can’t miss it. Of course there is the lovely embroidered jacket on display and the video which covers this project, but the quality of the pieces on show are amazing. What is really great to see is how many people are in the exhibit. It is very busy, I hope this will spur more museums to exhibit their wonderful collections.