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Archive for the ‘Embroidery’ Category

The New Embroidery Group

I went to see an embroidery exhibition called “Threading our way: a retrospective”. I saw a hanging in the exhibition, which included a small square that I made with the group 10 years ago! I stitched the word “peace” in Arabic. I forget about it and it was a nice memory to remember!



I recently completed another piece of Sashiko embroidery.


Sashiko embroidery

I have started another piece of Sashiko embroidery.


Sashiko embroidery

I have finished this piece of Sashiko embroidery. I am already starting a second piece!


Sashiko embroidery

I started to make this sample of Sashiko embroidery.



Today’s post is about the items which are made in my workshops. People who made them are of different levels. It includes knitting, crochet and embroidery.

Gold work

I bought these two pictures of gold work in a charity shop in my area. I think they were made by the same person – one as a sample and one as a dragonfly.

In the past gold work was called ecclesiastical embroidery. Embroidery in gold is perhaps one of the oldest kinds worked in England. There are records of its being taught in the tenth century when it was much used for Church vestments.