We asked embroiderer and founder of The Fabled Thread, Eppie Thompson, to select her favourite Michael O’Connell lots from our upcoming Design sale, taking place on Wednesday 18 May.
The bright colours, geometric patterns, and folk-inspired subjects in Michael O'Connell’s textile works are a perfect match for embroider Eppie Thompson. Her joyful Fabled Thread kits have taken the interiors world by storm, featuring in House & Garden, British Vogue, The Times, Homes & Gardens, and Inigo. In fact, it might be easier to list the publications she hasn’t been featured in! Knowing that Eppie draws immense inspiration from both fine art and historic textiles, we asked her to choose her five favourite Michael O’Connell lots from the collection of twenty-five being offered by Sworders, see her selection below.
Lot 294 | African Totem Pole
I love the unexpected combination of the designs within this piece. Within my own work, I am often trying to not overthink things or to let go, and this piece makes me very envious for the freedom within O'Connell's work to not stick to any obvious rules but still create a piece which is unexpectedly harmonious!
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The forthcoming Design auction will be conducted live from our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms over two days on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May.
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