Monday, June 28, 2010

Embroidered Originals by Sue Rangeley

Last week on June 23, Denise Felton published a picture of Sue Rangeley’s new book “Embroidered Originals”.  See the post here.   After checking Sue’s blog and admiring her amazing work, I ordered the book straightaway.  I can’t wait for it to arrive (any day now!!)
We exchanged several delightful emails, and this morning Sue sent me pictures of two purses that are among the six prizes in her giveaway drawing being held July 1 (that’s Thursday).

Look at the detail and workmanship on these purses!

They are both so lovely, I can’t pick a favorite!  

And here’s the press release, which gives Sue’s website address:

Press Release - Monday 28th June
With just three days of my Prize Draw Promotion, these are the images of my silk embellished bags which are the first and second prizes, tickets with every 'Embroidered Originals' book ordered from
Sue's embroidered evening bags are in private and public collections around the world. In 1993, during her solo show in Tokyo, one of her evening bags was given to Princess Masako, by the store Tokyu department store which was the venue of the exhibition.
These two silk evening bags are machine quilted, with hand-painted gold leaves. The floral embellishment combines applique and manipulation, with hand-beading using czech glass and freshwater pearls. The design inspiration is influenced by 1930s flower vases.
The bags are heirloom pieces created by a British embroiderer of international reputation.

Please take a few moments to check out this talented artist’s website.  You’ll be amazed at the beauty she creates.  Oh, to have such talent and skills!

Cathy maroon

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness the work shown here is breathtakingly gorgeous.I've just started Crazy Patchwork, and love it already!!!I've added your site to my Bloglist.


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