Friday, 17 June 2011

embroidered 'posh' bunting and tablecloths

bunting in progress, A slap
I've just been reminded that today is the 20 year anniversary of my graduation from the Embroidery Degree at MMU. (Manchester College as it was then) Its a bit of a shocker. To celebrate I've just posted some current embroidery work done with older people in the project Four Acre, St Helens. 

Since graduating, I haven't done much in the way of stitchy embroidery, favouring instead painting and other quicker methods of working in textiles. However this project has been a joy, there is something really relaxing about sitting down absorbed in  stitch, and wonderfully social if you combine it with other people, tea and cake.

if theres stress in anyway, tablecloth in progress

The embroidery works on-line at flickr are bunting (half made) based on reminiscence about Manners, and the consequences if you didn't have them! The other, the on-going embroidery is the tablecloth, covered in poetic phrases that tell of the importance of tea drinking, sometimes cheeky, at times touching and funny, with delicate drawings in stitch of tea cups and pots.

tea will solve all, tablecloth in progress

and yes, sometimes tea will solve all.

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