Ngarita Johnstone, Graphite, pen, wash, and twink on paper, mounted. UC/MBL/2248
Before beginning the embroidery of Untitled [Table Cloth with Assisi Border] –which isalso part of the Macmillan Brown Collection – a precise pattern was required to ensure no mistakes would be made during its execution. Due to the design’s symmetrical nature, it was only necessary to plan one corner on gridded paper. The pattern has been outlined precisely, and coloured where necessary in wash – with a few mistakes blanked out in twink. It is an example of the rigorous pattern that was required of embroidery students at the Canterbury College School of Art.
Ngarita Johnstone : A selection of artworks
Click on the thumbnails to discover more about this striking selection of artworks by Ngarita Johnstone. Images selected and written about by Alice Tappenden.