Currently Browsing: January 2013

Royal School of Needlework – Third Sampler – Applique and Couching

This piece was a pain to stitch. For starters, I did not like that hot pink linen fabric then and I continue to dislike it. It was the project where we learned, because we had to, how to stitch accurately and quickly. The design was transferred onto the cream fabric by the prick, pounce and […]


Stitches Sampler

This was the first sampler stitched as a student at The Royal School of Needlework in 1951. At 17 years plus a few days old, it was one huge undertaking to travel in and out of London each day and actually spend my time doing something that was both interesting and demanding. (Believe me, it […]