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The World of Jane Austen
February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pmFree
Step into the Regency world with textile artist Kim Edith.
As part of a year-long project exploring the world of Jane Austen, Kim Edith invites you to an in-studio exhibition of her work. The exhibition takes place as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.
From the red coats of the militia to the elegance of a grand house, the recurring themes and imagery of the books have been explored in detailed embroidery. This series of fabric illustrations use modern colours, materials and patterns to bring to life the objects, people and situations that would have been familiar to contemporary readers.
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Kim Edith’s background is rooted in illustration, which she studied before becoming a textiles teacher. Retro-inspired images and fabric collages help establish her distinctive style. Kim Edith is known for her craft of Stitchbooking, which combines fabric photographs with various textiles techniques. The finished result is a personalised fabric memory book.