Dresdenwork neckerchief finished!

I have finished a piece of Dresdenwork I have been working on for a year now - not all the time, of course, but I started it in February last year! It's a new neckerchief, since the one I already have is on exhibition in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby this year. One of the hazards of exhibiting stuff is needing more stuff to keep you going in the meanwhile......

Captain Cook Museum Exhibition 2016: Stitch-Off Challenge!

If you haven't yet discovered this, Dear (Embroiderer) Reader, then you are missing a lot of fun! Dr Jennie Batchelor from the University of Kent has published a series of patterns from The Lady's Magazine, published between 1770 and 1818, and they are online for Embroiderers to play with. Here's the link: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/ladys-magazine/2015/11/27/the-great-ladys-magaz...

Great Lady's Magazine Stitch-off!

There was an interesting message on Twitter the other day, with details of a fascinating challenge! Kent University English Department are studying the Lady's Magazine, which was published from 1770-1818. It was the first regular journal for women. Details of the project can be found here: http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/ladys-magazine/about/index.html

Reporting on progress!

Sorry I've not posted anything for a while, Dear Reader, but i haven't been idle, honest. I have several projects on the go at the moment (what's new, you cry!) and they are finally beginning to come together. I've also been on holiday for a couple of weeks in Scotland and the lakes, which has been refreshing as well as useful from the work angle.

Embroidery and other web-links

I thought it might be useful to start a list of links to useful websites etc! These are sites for suppliers that I use or sites I think readers might find useful. If you find any others you think readers might like, please add a comment!

The Local Framers I use: David and Christine Knight at Images Framing, 6 Red Lion Court, Anlaby 01482 657535
www.imagesframing.co.uk

Captain Cook Waistcoat Project

This project grew out of an email exchange with Sophie Forgan, Curator of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby. We had been considering ideas for developing my needlework post-retirement, and I mentioned the idea of making myself suitable period costumes and sitting in museums and stately homes doing period needlework. I love both historical costumes and traditional hand embroidery techniques, so it fitted well with my interests. That Sophie thought it was a good idea was a great encouragement!

Blogs

Catch my main Blog, on general matters, and my blog about the Captain Cook Waistcoat Project work. Both will mainly be posted as 'Alison Liz'.

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