Purple Nevsky Bird

This embroidery is called “Purple Nevsky Bird” after some drawings I did in the Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria many years ago. I’ve tried to capture the elaborate wooden gilded carvings that decorated the cathedral interior. We were on a tour of many artistic and cultural sights, and there was so much to see. I did end up sketching little snatches of things as I went along. I still have the sketchbook many years later and it seemed to capture the ephemeral nature of travel and seeing glimpses into other lives.  This piece is purple silk dupion with gold machine stitching, gold lame and purple silk applique and lots of sequins.

This piece is now SOLD to a lovely lady in the USA.

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Nicky Perryman

Hey, I'm a textile artist based in the UK. I like playing around with fabric paint, stitching both hand and machine embroidery and I have far too many sequins. I'm inspired by nature, its mysteries, subtleties, delights and complexities. The outer natural world has its counterpart in the inner spiritual world and I am also inspired by folklore, poetry, fairytales, stories of long ago when the spirits of nature seemed less shy than they do today, as well as my own shamanic journeys into the dreamland.

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