Art in fibre

We’re delighted to host here on Felt these works by Ngaio Rue Blackwood from the recent exhibition Made of Snow at the Franklin Arts Centre.

Refuge and Shelter, inspired by the words of New Zealand poet Lorraine Ward and painstakingly stitched onto natural cotton, depict bumblebees in exquisite embroidered detail, with hexagon backgrounds in white and cream. Stretched onto circular frames and mounted to sit out from the wall, these beautiful pieces appear to float when hung. Each piece took approximately ten hours to complete.

ngaiorue shelter

ngaiorue refuge

ngaiorue trio


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Lorraine Ward

One thought on “Art in fibre

  1. Oh wow, what an honour to be featured on the felt blog. Thanks. Sorry my shop is closed what timing, I’m moving cities 🙂 These bees will be available in May and many more too later in July. Following along on my instagram/ngaio_rue_blackwood for updates.

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