Monday 15 October 2012

The Face of Helensville

This was the start of a small piece to celebrate Helensvilles' 150th anniversary. Helensville is the small town in New Zealand where I live. 150 years ago, European people came and settled here along side the local Maori.

It is now finished. The shape down the centre of the face, joining the European and Maori sides is the line of the river that flows through Helensville. It is stitched using Long and Short stitch in 1 strand of DMC stranded cotton.

The piece will be on show when I am guest artist for the Counties Embroiderers Guild at their exhibition in Nov. The exhibition will be held at the Franklin Art Centre in Pukekohe from the 3rd of November, not sure when it finishes!

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