Grandma's Tablecloth 2
Grandma's Tablecloth 2
“This work features hand stitched embroideries of drawings I have created of the female form. The surface is a tablecloth my grandmother made in the 80's, the marrying of our two creations into one speaks to the passing down of needlecraft between the women in my family.”
Finer Space’s 2 penny worth:
This is a truly special piece, celebrating a beautiful artistic collaboration between Kathryn and her grandmother, spanning a period of decades.
If you look really carefully, you will see remnants of proof that this has been a tablecloth used and enjoyed by Kathryn’s family. We love the mix of functional, artistic skill, aesthetics, and feminist concepts that this tablecloth is and inspires.
Thanks be to our artist and photography genius Douglas, who was successfully able to capture the precious tablecloth.
Where we’d hang it:
The softness of the fabric, the silky pink pops and allover calming pale hues all make this piece a delightful bedroom piece. We’d also love to see the larger size print as a framed statement piece in a living room. This piece carries with it a wonderful story, but it is also a work that inspires stories. A guaranteed conversation starter!
The Technical Details:
The photo of Kathryn’s beautiful needlework has been printed onto Canson Rag Photographique. This beaut museum quality archival paper is a matte stock, 100% cotton, is 310gsm and a lovely bright white. The smoothness of this paper does justice to the crisp and minute details captured. The inks used are fully archival Epson UltraChrome K3® pigment inks. They’re pretty special inks, and with the correct care this piece will last a lifetime.
There’s a white margin around this piece, which we decided would help the viewer clearly see the edges of the tablecloth (and Kathryn’s grandmother handiwork!). It also helps with framing (so the actual piece isn’t obscured by the frame), and importantly enables you to be able to pick up the artwork without touching it, as oils from your hands can ruin the printed area.
This here is a quality piece of artisan craft.
Your prints will arrive in strong, acid-free clear polypropylene sleeves or sheets. We’ll pop the artwork in it’s sleeve into a super-duper strong kraft mailing tube so that it survives it’s journey to you completely unscathed. For more info, see our Quality and Sustainability section.
We also include a card with the artist’s story, as well as their story behind your chosen artwork.
Upon receiving your print
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling. There is likely to be a slight curl as it has been resting inside the postage tube. Gently unfurl. Keeping the print within it’s protective cover, you can carefully weigh each corner (for example, with a book), to help the curl straighten out.
When you do take the print out of it’s protective cover, touch only the edges of the paper, and lift the print by the opposite corners.
We do include a little ‘how to care for your print’ piece with every artwork, so if your piece is intended as a gift the lucky recipient will have guidance.