Background information on this ancient embroidery technique from Kelley Aldridge
Kelley has completed a 3-part workshop for us on stumpwork which can be found in the workshop section of this site, and you can kind some unique kits in the shopping section.
Kelley is a graduate from the Royal School of Needlework located in Hampton Court Palace.
Artists Statement from Kelley Aldridge ….
My work reflects my passion for stitching by hand – putting thread to needle and needle to fabric. I am inspired by the flowing shapes of the natural world as well as the amazing beauty of the human form. Taking great time and care, I create intricately stitched pieces using diverse materials including silk and gold, linen and leather, employing techniques that are often hundreds of years old.
Historically, embroidery has always played an important role in marking significant events, and I hope that by exploring the symbolism and sacredness in everyday life today, this enchanting art form will find new opportunities and a growing audience.
I welcome private commissions from individuals or groups and hope to be exhibiting through a small number of specialist galleries throughout Britain in the near future. I also teach a number of traditional embroidery techniques as well as offering talks on various aspects of the art.
The RSN in Bristol are pleased to announce that the RSN will be setting up regular classes in Bristol with Kelley Aldridge during 2010.
Day Classes at Downend Folk House, Bristol
To book day classes in Bristol contact Jessica Aldred on
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