Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beautiful Stitching on the Silver Screen: "Bright Star"

I finally had a chance to see the film "Bright Star", about poet John Keats and his lady love Fanny Brawne.

Sewing, handwork, textiles and early 18th century fashion play a big part in this film, not to mention beautiful cinematography and superb acting. The movie opens with a super close-up of a needle stitching and the character of Fanny Brawne stitches and creates her own garments throughout. From the age of 12 Fanny kept a fashion scrap-book, something dear to my own heart.
Here are some great links related to the movie including
Keats House in London. Fanny's sewing kit
And Sophie Digard who made the sweater garments for the movie.


1 comment:

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    If you have an idea of which creation(s) you would like us to feature, please let us know.

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    Vanessa & Eva
    Sew It To Me Duo