Monday, January 17, 2011

Talk about Nasty Rhetoric

"The originator and moving spirit of this bad period was Miss Linwood.....She died in 1845. Would that she had never been born! When we think of the many years which English women have spent over those wickedly hideous Berlin-wool pictures, working their bad drawing and vilely crude colours into those awful canvases, and imagining that they were earning undying fame as notable women for all the succeeding ages, death was too good for Miss Linwood. The usual boiling oil would have been a fitter end!...." source written in 1919 by Emily Leigh Lowes in response to Mary Linwoods Embroidery. Talk about a HATER, yikes!

Needle Painting

Mary Linwood 1798
PARTRIDGES after the painting by Moses Haughton

From what I've found so far Mary seems to be the earliest example of someone exhibiting as a needlework artist and gaining considerable recognition.

I like that she is still referred to as a needlwork artist. Perhaps that was the problem with nasty pants Lowes. Maybe she couldn't see it as art and was stuck on the prescribed traditional role of embroidery at that time period. I have met some who are still stuck in the last century, especially when it comes to using yarn for yarnbombing.

Meanwhile in Jafabrit's Studio
Some days it just ain't happening!!!!!! Not like my painting, not like my embroidery, NOT NOT NOT!!!!! Tomorrow is another day, I shall crawl off and plot in midnight slumber.

Over the town roamed the homeless moon. I went along with her, warming up in my heart impracticable dreams and discordant songs. Isaac Babel

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