Untitled [Place Setting]
Ngarita Johnstone, Embroidery on linen. UC/MBL/2270
As part of her embroidery training at the Canterbury College School of Arts, Ngarita Johnstone was required to complete a variety of objects and patterns. This place setting is delicately embroidered with red and orange thread, alternating between a decorative red cross and an orange candelabra-shaped pattern, framed both inside and out by a linear interlocking border. Its shape and size imply that it is a place setting at a table, and would have been designed to be one of a set (likely of six or eight). It is embroidered on thick linen much like that in Johnstone’s Assisi Tablecloth, which could possibly be Scottish glamis linen.
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.