Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Some of you may not yet be aware of this fabulous project which now has legs and is making its way from Coventry to London. It - or should it be she? - is a 6 metre high puppet of Lady Godiva - and there is also her horse.
Textile projects don't get much bigger than this coat for Godiva. This time Godiva is not naked as in her legend - but has been clothed by the famous designer Zandra Rhodes and her dress and coat stitched by craftspeople, students and volunteers - with a little help from the general public too!
There is magic stitched here - what inspired dreams can be wrought with needle and thread still - congratulations everyone! Here you can see some of the coat in detail. There is a wonderful BBC video of Godiva on the move - click here for the link.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 09:03