Sunday, 28 September 2014

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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