Finally finished the stitching on my first crazy patchwork square. It took me a while to decide what to stitch; lots of the examples on the internet show patterns extending either side of the seam lines but my central motif prevented this so I just decided to go with a garden theme. The curved pattern on the far right is a bit too deep but I like the little butterflies.
Edinburgh Young Embroiderers
I mentioned last time that the Edinburgh young embroiderers had won 2nd prize in the annual De Denne competition the theme of which was ‘tree rhythms’. Here is their winning entry which will now form part of the Embroiderer’s Guild collection; the youngsters range from 8 – 15 years of age and each of them embroidered individual leaves/flowers for each season that were added to their handmade felt tree.
Edinburgh Embroiderers at 60
Preparations continue for our 60th anniversary celebrations, we have bunting and postcards for display and stitched cards that will be on sale during the exhibition in August. The Edinburgh branch now has its own website where you can keep up to date with the preparations http://edinburghtextileart.co.uk/index.html If you are planning a trip to the Edinburgh Festival this year I hope you will consider paying a visit to our exhibition at St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place 1st – 31st August.