Sunday, 28 September 2014

Chicken scratch stitch club with Jacqui Armitage on Saturday 18th October

Alison Larkin and traditional hand embroidery, 26th Sept 2014

Alison has a background in biology and her more modern work uses RNA diagrams, but most of her embroidery is traditional and often miniature too.

She enjoys using Chinese silk thread (Silk Mill) and with her gold work, passing thread (Benson and Johnson) for the intricate braiding.

A current project is reconstructing Elizabeth Cook's embroidered waistcoat for Captain Cook (1770s); the fabric used was tapa cloth (beaten and glued bark). This is part of the cover for a pocket.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Young Embroiderer's September Meeting

The Young Embroiderers met on Saturday 20th September for a class on patchwork, run by Lincoln Bailgate member Julia Welch.  It was well attended and some stunning patchwork was created:

Based on a Christmas theme, members created a panel for display.  Well done everyone!