Chloe, an older cousin, is now a University student.

I study Classics and Archaeology at school so the study of burial practices is really important to my field because they’re the best preserved form of material culture that remains for us of ancient peoples and their society. Burials are how people respect and remember their ancestors so studying how they chose to bury their dead allows us to learn about what sorts of things ancient people valued.

This is a creative comparison project between the three main burial practices of Bronze Age Greece. I had the option to pick between writing an essay or a creative project so the choice was an easy one.   hahaha!

(Just thought I would include a little explanation there so it doesn’t seem quite so morbid to stitch skeletons).

Grandma Marlene tells me that the professor was very happy with the creative media you chose for this subject.

Chloe’s introduction to stitching was a few years ago through Hand Stitch Recognizable Spring Flowers.  As you will see from the examples of her work, spring flowers is not exactly her choice of subject.  She took the information and used it in her own way.  Which is wonderful!  I totally approve of her individual creativity.  Here are some more examples of her work.

The subject matter of these pieces are all very different.  The last one is an animal skull (I think) which is unusual subject for stitching.

Congratulations Chloe.  Your work is different and refreshing.  Best wishes to you from myself and the readers of this blog.  I hope that they will send in comments so that I can relay them to you.

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    • Marg Gillies
    • June 26, 2018

    Refreshing to see a teenager becoming hooked on stitchery with so many different distractions that surround young people these days.

    • Chris
    • June 27, 2018

    So creative and very well done!

    • Barbara Lee Johnson
    • June 27, 2018

    I did art history in university and it included ancient Greek burials. So I’m familiar with your illustrations. What a wonderful variation – doing the illustrations with needle and thread instead of pencil and/or ink. Well done. Love the concept.

    • Barbara Lee Johnson
    • June 27, 2018

    I studied art history in university and that included ancient Greek burial sites. I love your interpretation of illustrating burials in embroidery. Well done!

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      Thanks for your comments Barbara Lee. I will pass them on to Chloe. She is totally enjoying her studies.

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