Poulton, Jane (b. 1957)

Jane Poulton, b. 1957. Jane Poulton, b. 1957.

Jane Poulton (1957) is a contemporary British artist who uses machine and hand embroidery to decorate small items, such as purses. She is well-known for her embroidered pictures of figurative subjects, which often feature small animals and birds.

According to the information on the artist’s website, these small pieces were the mainstay of her practice. "Most have now been sold to private collectors, corporate clients and museums, while a few remain in my personal collection." They are made from mercerised cotton on a linen ground cloth and are inspired by the medieval English ecclesiastical embroidery known as opus anglicanum. She also works as an illustrator and painter. Examples of her embroidery are housed in various museum collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

See also the entry on Jane Poulton's "It's only me" purse

Digital sources:

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 4 June 2016)


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