Currently Browsing: July 2013

The Alice Project

Ellen Collington was a participant in our ‘Creative Use of Stitches Class’ in Guelph. She drew her inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Salvador Dali. As well as these two creators, she also combined the learnings of three classes into this project. You will see photoprinting on fabric, a variety of stitches and […]


Trestles or Easels Specifications

Trestles or Easels can be made at home if you have the tools. They are an effective support for large sized rectangular or square stitching frames and for slate frames. Mine were made in a long time ago by the staff and patients in a chronic care hospital. At that time, although I knew what […]


Royal School of Needlework – Part Three

It is more than time to return to my account of being a student in the 1950s at the Royal School of Needlework. Part Two is dated March 25, 2013 and available for you to establish continuity. On Friday, April 6, 1951, The Times Educational Supplement published a full page article called the Tradition of […]