Follow Your Northern Neighbour commissioned the internationally celebrated embroidery designer Mike Parr to create a unique work of art which was inspired by the 2023 IAGSDC convention.
Mike combined the themes of Pride, Ottawa, and The Wizard of Oz in threads of silk and cotton that are worked on a ground of Dupioni silk. The design is then accented with gold-plated wire and imitation metallics that use traditional goldwork techniques dating back to the Tudor period.
This results in a framed art work which comes to life when light strikes it, causing the threads to dance among the glitter of reflected gold.
This keepsake would serve as a wonderful memory of your time in Ottawa. Including the frame, it’s about 13” x 15” and we’ll have lots of bubble-wrap so you can get it home easily.
This item will be raffled off during Follow Your Northern Neighbour next July in Ottawa and tickets are available now. One ticket is $10 and you can get 4 tickets for $30.
About Mike Parr
years of experience in embroidery design. His work has been featured in several
international publications and he regularly travels across North America to give classes and
workshops. In 2016, he founded his own business: Mike Parr Embroidery Designs. He
concentrates on the specialties of whitework, goldwork, 3- dimensional, and narrative
embroidery. He has also been active in the field of historically accurate reproductions
of embroidered artifacts from the 16th century.