St. Cuthbert stitched portrait. This hand stitched embroidery is a creative piece of wall art inspired by St Cuthbert from an image in Durham cathedral. To make the portrait I printed an image onto linen (with permission from the photographer), then stitched by hand using contemporary stitching. In this piece of textile art, I have used a variety of embroidery threads including metallic gold threads in a variety of thicknesses and type that add a rich texture to the stitching.
This is a unique handmade item as no two pieces are ever quite the same. I have called it ‘St Cuthbert’.
This piece of textile wall art is executed on a piece of cotton canvas, unhemmed. You might frame it or mount it as a piece of art. You are buying the hand stitched art only. It could be used to make a bag, cushion or a centre piece for an innovative quilt for your own personal use.
As a textile artist, I am interested in portraying emotion, texture and using contemporary stitch as a means of expression. My stitching is entirely spontaneous.
The piece measures A4, approx 21 x 29cm (just over 8 x just under 12″) with the stitched area measuring 17 x 17cm (7 x 7 inch) at the longest point. It should fit in an A4 frame. A certificate of authenticity will be provided with this work of art.