barmy knight or balmy night or balmy knight or barmy night

drawing, painting and machine embroidery on antung silk and silk organza
public collection

made for the Riches of Stitches exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow. It was purchased for Rachel B Kay-Shuttleworth Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, Lancashire. It is inspired by a dream and 16thC tooled armour and a solar topee, and a chess-piece knight with feathers is its finial. The hatstand is a painted plastic sword impaled in plaster