I first came across Michala’s work at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh in 2016, where she had an exhibition entitled ‘Enchanted Landscapes’. Michala’s work is unusual and most striking. She works from pastel sketches of the landscape and then re-works them in fibres and threads onto a wool blanket base. These are large-scale pieces, as can be seen in the picture above. This … Continue reading Michala Gyetvai
On Saturday, I was in London to see this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition, which has just closed, has gathered together more than fifty portraits by this artist. When I was a student (the first time around), I studied Modern Languages, and we were allowed – in fact encouraged – to study the History of Art of the period we were studying. … Continue reading A Painted Quilter?