Turmeric Poppy Bolster

Turmeric Poppy Bolster is a contemporary piece by multidisciplinary London-based artist Lora Avedian, which is inspired by her love of gardens. Influenced by National Trust Houses, English gardens and antique textiles collected from markets and fairs, this bolster with contrasting piping is typical of Lora's work, which often translates elements of narrative into stitch.
Material: 100% pure Lithuanian linen, silk, viscose thread
cm: Width 20cm, Depth 60cm, Height 20cm
inches: Width 7.9in, Depth 23.6in, Height 7.9in
Care Instructions: Dry clean only


The flowers on this piece began life in Lora's sketchbook. From there she traced her drawn line using ribbon and braid. The leaves are stitched using an industrial freehand embroidery machine called an Irish, before they are then stitched onto a separate material, cut out and appliquéd onto the cushion to create a relief effect.
The Maker Lora Avedian Artist & Maker - London

Multidisciplinary artist Lora Avedian depicts elements of narrative through textile and craft processes, employing traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to craft modern designs. Following a successful career in set design and embroidery, Lora was awarded a Masters in Mixed Media Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2017. She favours slow processes, focusing on short run and bespoke projects, and prefers to use antique and one-off materials such as cords, braids and ribbons when creating her pieces.