Treasures from an archive.
Joy M. Evans, Shorthand (Night-Classes 5.15-7.15)
Put aside by my mum while sorting out my nana’s possessions, was a note book from Shorthand night classes that my nana Joy took in 1943.
Exercise 45, in progress
Work in progress…working from my nana’s shorthand notebook, I have been studying her handwriting and stitching her shorthand exercises.
Pre stitch marks, Exercise 45
Working with single thread on some fabric salvaged from old cotton curtains, this is some of the finest embroidery I’ve worked on for a while. I enjoy adding many stitches to form smooth curves in the letters. The samples of shorthand are like ancient mysterious glyphs, or fragments of emergent writing.
I propose to stitch three samplers, a triptych, each piece 210mm wide by 370mm long, hung together 15 – 20 mm between them, pinned at the top corners.
Exercise 45, Phraseograms
Exercise 45, work in progress
Joy M. Evans, Shorthand (Night-Classes 5.15-7.15). Grammalogues and Contractions
Images from the install at DEMO space….
Exercise 45: Grammalogues and Contractions, detail.
Exercise 45, detail.
Exercise 45: Phrasograms, detail.