Lady Mayo and the Geneva Window

Image from Irish Art Review

Image from Irish Art Review essay by Anthony Symondson SJ

Speaking of Irish art, I just finished reading a fascinating and extremely well-written essay about 19th century embroidery art that appeared some time back in the Irish Art Review quarterly.  One of my favorite lines is:

Lady Mayo found it difficult to fulfil her Anglo-Catholic convictions in the puritanical bareness and coldness of the Church of Ireland.

Indeed.  For a dryly informative academic art review, that’s juicy!  The rest of the piece is really worth it, if you are into reading well-researched writing about needlework art history.

You can find it on Yumpu, here.

Image from Irish Arts Review

Geneva Window by Harry Clarke

Also from the Irish Arts Review, there’s an interesting article that appears in the latest issue on Harry Clarke, the renowned and massively important stained glass artist and book illustrator.

You can find it here.

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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