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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217435
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £25.00

Trace

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The Embroidered Art of Michele Carragher by Michele Carragher

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Book Description

A sumptuous exploration of the work of renowned embroiderer, Michele Carragher.

Staggeringly detailed and sumptuously worked, Michele Carragher’s embroidered art is breathtaking to behold. This rich and detailed insight into her work guides you from her initial ideas, right through to the finished, astonishing pieces of work.

Rich in symbolism and drawing inspiration from throughout history, the book contains three created, embroidered artefacts: a lavish glove, jewelled bodice and Japanese-style hair pin. From these she extracts a narrative which becomes the basis for three embroidered artworks, exploring themes of human duality and our behavioural effects on society and the planet. The book begins with an immersive, exquisitely photographed gallery tour of all the pieces, showcasing Michele’s work in incredible detail. Following on from this, each artefact and artwork is discussed in detail, giving insight into the working process, creative choices and techniques used.

Michele has worked for many years in the film and TV industry, including as Costume Embroiderer for HBO's Game of Thrones, and HBO's 2005 costume Emmy award winning production of Elizabeth 1. The last chapter of the book will feature a selection of images from her inspiring catalogue of work.

Table of Contents

The artworks 6
all that glitters 8
entropy 20
conscience 40
Introduction 50
The artist’s insight 54
artefact insight: the hand 56
artwork insight: all that glitters 74
artefact insight: the heart 88
artwork insight: entropy 102
artefact insight: the head 118
artwork insight: conscience 126
My summary 134
Costume embroidery gallery 136
My history 138
Acknowledgements 174

About the Author

About Michele Carragher

Michele Carragher studied Fashion Design before moving into textile conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles. She then moved into costume embroidery for film and television, whilst continuing to develop her career as a mixed media artist. Embroidery became her main medium, predominantly raisedembroidery, combining it with more contemporary techniques to create artwork that isboth original and refreshing, and influenced by nature and the use of symbolism, metaphor and narrative. 

 

Michele has worked on a number of prestigious productions, including the 2005 costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1st and more recently The Crown and HBO’s multi costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all seasons to date. 

 

The success of Game of Thrones, and the recognition and appreciation of the costumes that she has worked on, have gone on to help highlight Michele’s work. Many of the costumes that Michele embroidered for the show have been on exhibition in various museums in the US.  

 

Michele’s work on the show, along with her own personal textile artworks, have been featured in many renowned craft magazines and other press outlets worldwide, including The New Yorker and The Telegraph. She has given many talks and workshops to embroidery groups, and textile/costume/embroidery students. Michele has also been commissioned to create artworks which have sold to private collectors. 

 

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