Barbara Hepworth Brooch by Michelle Holmes


Round brooch featuring a unique free machine embroidered image of artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth

Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War.

Made from stitched re-purposed linen, cotton, leather and shell with a soft leather backing and metal brooch pin. Each brooch comes in a custom made sleeve with a printed design.

Dimensions: (W) 6.4cm x (H) 5.3cm

Michelle trained in Embroidered Textiles at Loughborough University and now works from a studio housed in a Georgian stable block in the valley of Staunton Harold. Her creative practice is rooted in her love for drawing with stitch, appliqué and collage. She works by re-purposing fabrics and exploring the reflective and tactile qualities of natural fibres.

Stitches are made with free machine embroidery made on a Bernina Sewing Machine and hand stitching.