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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

City & Guilds

Sorry if I've been a bit quiet recently but my course started last week. So been deep in research all week. The History of English Embroidery Bede to present day. Thought I'd done quite a bit already, but there's still so much to do. It's fascinating though. I've seen pictures and actual artefacts that are fantastic. how girls as young as 8 and 9 produced such fantastic work I don't know. I've actually seen some restored Blackwork that is in the EG collection, it's wonderful.

As well as that I've got a commission piece to experiment with and I've got a new toy - an embellisher, so been playing with that. More about that later - I hope.


Helen Cowans said...

Hi Glad you are enjoying C&G - I found the history fascinating too! I couldn't stop :) Helen

Karen said...

I have seen restored Blackwork and it's wonderful, some of the really old samplers are fantastic and it's amazing how they made such lovely pieces considering they didnt have the lighting, floss and colour ranges we do now.
Daft question time what is an embellisher?

Sheilasembroidery said...

Check the latest post Karen and the Wooler post to find out about the new toy