Judith Pudden is creating some truly sumptuous mixed media artwork featuring dresses from the past. Every new piece that she posts on her Instagram feed is thrilling.
Pudden interprets actual historical dresses, using hand embroidery, thread and rich papers.
The gowns start as early as the Elizabethan period and include pieces from the Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and the 1920s.
I’m amazed at how she translates the fabric into paper and her precise attention to the details of the often complicated gowns. I also enjoy the way she posts the original gowns next to her lovely creations.
For more of Pudden’s work, be sure to follow her on Instagram. You can even purchase one of her pieces in her etsy shop.
Pudden’s work with historical dresses is unique and stunning.