Friday, 15 May 2009

The Lady of Shalott

This famous pre-raphaelite painting by John William Waterhouse was one of the inspirations for Wag Screen's adaptation of Tennyson's Lady of Shalott. Compare the original Waterhouse painting with this still from the film.
My contribution, apart from providing children for the cast, was the tapestry you see in the boat. Pauline Loven, a producer and costume designer for the project, used images from the collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings which were re-created using applique and then embellished using free-motion machine quilting. Creating film props with machine quilting was a new experience for me. I enjoyed the challenges of recreating something from the past in a hurry! It was so exciting to be a part of the project and so rewarding to see how it all came together so beautifully at the premiere today.
I'll post more about the Lady of Shalott later. Meanwhile you can click on the Wag Screen logo on the right to follow a link for more info and images from the filming of the Lady of Shalott.

1 comment:

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Great job! I'm impressed!