About

Hi! I'm an embroidery artist and sewing tutor based in the Victorian seaside town of Penarth.

I’m fascinated by the past as a subject for embroidery art pieces, though I like to add a contemporary twist. 

 

I have recently completed a collection of stitched pictures based on original sketches and photographs of shops and scenes from Victorian and Edwardian Penarth. They were recently exhibited at Waterloo Tea.​

One of the pictures in this collection is of our old haberdashery shop in Glebe Street, just as it was in 1911.

 

I begin with old photographs and my own sketches and watercolours, then set about interpreting them using a combination of collage applique, free-motion, and hand embroidery techniques. The process requires a bit of research regarding period features, such as colours of clothing and buildings, or the style of typography on shops' signage.

I like each piece to tell a story about the people and events included in the subject material. Where possible, I like to incorporate vintage fabrics sourced from my local town. Sometimes my work is unashamedly nostalgic but it always has heart!

I welcome commissions with prices on application. The starting fee is generally £200 for an approximate A3 size piece of work. 

I am also available as a tutor and can come to you and your venue, or you can pop to our beautiful vintage-inspired sewing studio in Penarth!

See www.sewlovelypenarth.com.

 © 2023 by Agatha Kronberg. Illustrations © 2018 Carol Bartlett.

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