Stitching and blogging are rare activities these days as I read, read and read even more for the course I’m studying. 
Then its getting down to writing; 6 essays to prep in 12 weeks is rather tough going.
To say its going to be stressful over the school holidays is an understatement.

So for now, the blog is rather on hold.

But I would like to direct you to this excellent post found on Textile Blog about embellishment which it states:

“Collins Thesaurus makes an addition to the word embellish by adding: decorate, enhance, adorn, dress, grace, deck, trim, dress up, enrich, garnish, ornament, gild, festoon, bedeck, tart up, beautify.,”

Read about embellishment, decoration and tarting up here.

Imho there is nothing better than time spent tarting up using stitch and beads.

Also a reminder of my other website which details the History of English Embroidery, which you can find here.

Stitching starts again in September.  Normal service will be resumed – eventually.


Don’t ask how I managed to get this “reflection” on the image.  I have NO idea!
Taken at Traquair House on Tuesday where I spent a wonderful day with Frieda Oxenham hunting out hidden artwork, playing with UV torches and eating lunch OUTSIDE.  Yes, lunch.  Outside.  In Scotland.  In July 2012.  An achievement in itself.

Great fun sharing the experience with a friend.  Thanks Frieda Smile

Right, back to middle-range theories and analogies of past and present…. or rather the present and the past……..

One thought on “Embroidery History

  • 19/07/2012 at 1:34 pm

    Love what you're done with this gorgeous picture! And thanks too for your wonderful company. Just that day in itself felt like a real holiday!

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