At the end of July I was fortunate enough to go on an embroidery weekend with the Yorkshire region at Bishop Burton College. It was so lovely to chat and stitch with friends -all in a COVID friendly way of course!
I spent the weekend being tutored by Florence Daisy Collingwood who both inspired me and taught me new skills. I had taken my Celtic/Viking sketch book with me and worked on two bird designs taken from that period.
As Florence had experience working at the Royal School of Needlework she shared new stitches and techniques which stretched my abilities. I am really pleased with my finished pieces of work ,my only disappointment is Florence lives so far away I can not go to more of her workshops. I will however endeavour to grow my skills and as I have started going to the Airedale Stitchers’ Group I hope to take guidance from more experienced embroiderers there.
Here are my two embroidered pieces.
This is the Celtic bird design made into a book cover ,appropriately for my sketch book .
This piece I have mounted and framed, the Viking bird design has been used to learn linear knot stitches.
Thank you for new friends I made at the weekend , Pauline Heywood for organising the weekend and Florence for her inspiration. .