In Elizabethan times women wore
gowns that were open at the front. In this space
beautifully embroidered Stomachers were worn.
The area that was on view was beautifully crafted
but the tabs used for pinning them in place
were sometimes very crudely finished.
Above is a selection of stomachers from
the set which now numbers 28. I plan
to make more of them. Each Stomacher is 14 inches
As I make them I have a character in mind,
but I leave the viewer to imagine the personailty
of the wearer. The images and stiching give
The first 15 that I made were shown in a mixed
media exhibition. A subset of those made from
recycled materials has also been shown. I plan
to make more of them. They have never been shown
as a complete collection. Any offers?
I would be very happy to lend them for showing.
If interested please email.