‘Ryeland Sheep’ Textile Collage
The Ryeland is one of the oldest English sheep breeds going back seven centuries when the monks of Leominster in Herefordshire bred sheep and grazed them on the rye pastures, giving them their name.
They were considered to have the finest wool of all British breeds of the time. Queen Elizabeth I was given ‘Lemster’ wool stockings and liked them so much that from then on she insisted only on ‘Lemster’ Ryeland wool.
Collect from gallery £825
Including UK delivery £875
Including frame H 64 x W 55 x D 5 cm
Image H 41.5 x W 33 cm
Moulding 2 cm wide at front face increasing to 3 cm at back. Metallic silver grey with textured sides.
Another of Barbara’s amazing textile collage of her famous sheep.
In a very beautiful frame that compliments the artwork perfectly.
Barbara creates art in textiles and ‘paints’ with fabric, making images by hand-stitching small pieces of material together in layers. She hope’s to interpret subjects in a fresh way which encourages viewers to take a second look.
She is a self-taught artist having started experimenting with fabrics after sewing patchwork quilts. Her work includes elements of both art and craft which reflects her interest in Impressionist paintings and the process of handcrafting. The subjects she stitches include buildings, creatures, plants, landscapes and still lives.
As well as regularly exhibiting in galleries and exhibitions in the south of England she has recently been Artist-in-Residence at two National Trust properties: Chastleton House, a 17thC House in the Cotswolds and Claydon House, an 18thC House in Buckinghamshire. In 2014 she was awarded a prize for Excellence in Craft in Oxfordshire and a picture was bought for Oxfordshire County Museum collections. Her work has also featured in magazines such as Cotswold Life, Be Creative with Workbox and Craft and Design as well as an Australian and an American publication.