Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Queen of Or Nue'


One of Margaret Nicholson's Embroideries

Thanks to a chance mention on Kathy's Unbroken Thread blog, I have discovered Margarent Nicholson and her daughter Anthea Godfrey's website which has a lovely video biography of Mrs. Nicholson and her work, featuring many of her Or Nue' faces.   Anthea also sells cards featuring her mother's embroidery, which is where I found her Japanese geisha portrait in Or Nue' I have posted here to tempt you to explore further.  (Look under the Anthea Godrey tab to find Margaret Nicholson Cards in the pull down options.)  I understand a book on Margaret Nicholson and her embroidery is in the works.  I'm really looking forward to that!
http://www.grandmaslittletreats.co.uk/Welcome-to-the-World-of-Margaret-Nicholson

For those who are unfamiliar with Or Nue' here is the best description I could find, even though the link to how to do Or Nue' doesn't work any more.  Not to worry, though!  I'll talk about that tomorrow.
http://medieval.webcon.net.au/technique_or_nue.html

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