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July 01, 2014


The embroidery for this collection amalgamated the beauty of Orient's watercolours. The creation of embroidery is a spiritual activity, turning external materials into exquisite works of Art. The fine strokes of the brush, the movement of carp through crystal water, the butterfly in flight amongst the harvest crop and the hover of the dragon-fly over the azure lakes. It sits not on the surface but within the craftsmanship.

"The bond between the embroiderer and Creative Director allows the realisation of a distinct personality, conveying emotion, this is what I set out to achieve. This was very personal experience, as the 'masters' took my personally drawn paintings and developed these into embroideries. All painstakingly hand embroidered with the finest silk creating shadow and life like precision." - Elliott James Frieze