Hand in hand: The artistic and spiritual life of Dame Werburg Welch

If you get the chance, I can really recommend a trip to Ushaw, near Durham, to see this exhibition of church vestments, decorated with bands embroidered and woven by nuns under the supervision of Dame Werburg Welch (1894-1990).

You can really see the influence of William Blake and Eric Gill in these fabulous pieces of textile art. If you can’t make it before 29th June, at least have a look at the web page, which has pictures and a video.

Unfortunately, they don’t allow photos, so I was limited to sketching. The best bits were the simple saints and angels, some in repeat patterns. As I’m not very good at sketching people, I’ll leave you to look at the originals…

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