Pen and Ink Baba Yaga Sketch

Pen & Ink Baba Yaga Drawing on Paper | Spike Dennis 2012

I’m currently working on a design for a new embroidery for the Pack of Wolves’ next exhibition – Once Upon Again – at Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff next spring.

The ‘brief’ for the exhibition has presented me with a new challenge in working with narrative based sources materials from old fairy tales – this one is from an old Russian tale about Baba Yaga. I’ve taken my inspiration for the layout of this piece of work from the old hand embroidered samplers that were produced by people wishing to practices their stitching in years gone by.