Friday, February 26, 2016

Planted by Design

Vanburgh's bridge became part of the landscape when Capability Brown dammed the River Glyme to form the lake, and "contrived to pleasing effect" the majestic sweeping landscape he created around it.

An interpretation in fabric and stitch of his vision. By Alex Messenger.

Planted by Design by Alex Messenger

Planted by Design, detail

2016 is the 300th anniversary of 'Capability' Brown's birth and to commemorate the occassion the Embroiderers' Guild will be joining a nationwide celebration.

Blenheim Palace is one of the finest examples of Brown's work. As part of a range of activies to clebrate the life and works of 'Capability' Brown the Palace is hosting an exhibition in partnership with the Embroiderers' Guild and a local art group.

Members of Newbury, Oxford, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham branches together with the Young Embroiderers of Oxford Branch have contributed nearly 100 unique and specially created art works for this exhibition.

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