Cross Stitch is Back in Vogue
Despite its old fashioned associations, it looks like cross stitch is back on the menu in fashion land, thanks to nimble-fingered artist Inge Jacobsen. She caught the attention of Scandinavian jeweller Georg Jensen after she gave the cross stitch treatment to a couple of Vogue covers back in April last year. “The team from Georg Jensen saw my covers on vogue.com and called me in for a meeting,” Jacobsen explained. “They wanted to re-work the autumn/winter 2011-12 campaign with Freja Beha Erichsen and so asked me to cross stitch over them. I’d never done anything like this before, so it was a great challenge.”
With eight images to stitch, the amount of work needed to complete the project took around 2,000 hours! “I had help for a couple of weeks near the end from some students at The Royal School of Needlework - who also helped to make the fabric for the royal wedding dress - to get them all finished.” Anyone heading to London for Fashion Week can see her finished articles displayed at the Georg Jensen stores in the capital. It’s a sight not to be missed.