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Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian Embroiderer
Contact
English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7946652901
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Fascinated by flowers

  • • Lora began her career as a set designer
  • • She is best known for her floral embroidery
  • • Her work often features in British interior design magazines

Lora Avedian is a multidisciplinary artist who uses traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to make modern works that look as beautiful on the body as they do on a wall. She favours slow processes, focusing on bespoke projects, and prefers to use unique, antique materials including cords, braids and ribbons when creating her pieces. Inspired by the ceremonies and folk costumes of her Armenian heritage, the symbolism of the objects, colours and embroidery techniques she uses throughout her work is important in telling her visual story.

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Works

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Silk flowers

Lora created these large handmade, hand dyed silk flowers for a private commission. The pastel colours evoke budding spring flowers.

Length 30 cm
Width 10 cm

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Icelandic poppy for Howe at 36 Bourne Street

This giant handmade Icelandic poppy was created during an artist residency at Howe at 36 Bourne Street for London Craft Week in 2018. All the elements are hand sewn using a fringing embroidery technique for the stamen, with thin leather wrapped around wire for the stem.

Length 40 cm
Width 15 cm

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Cut-out leather leaf panel

This wall hanging/window screen creates beautiful shadows when exposed to light. Each segment was hand cut into the shape of a leaf or branch using leather in various different shades of green supplied by Howe. They were then machine stitched onto dark navy blue cotton organdie cloth. The piece was created during an artist residency at Howe at 36 Bourne Street for London Craft Week in 2018.

Length 180 cm
Width 100 cm

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Botanic collection cushions

These cushions are part of Lora’s debut soft furnishings collection designed and made by herself and shown at The New Craftsmen in Mayfair, London. The work combines different shaped cushions designed using Lora’s signature mixed media embellishment style. The design includes classic English flowers such as dahlias and dandelions.

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Heritage cape

This cape was made as a response to Lora’s research into her half-Armenian heritage. Carnations and tulips are depicted through hand painted and pleated silk fabrics and single-line drawings translated into stitch with Russian braid. The piece is in the shape of a cape but is intended as a wall hanging, to reflect decorative vestments found in Armenian Orthodox churches.

Length 200
Width 90

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