Monthly Archives: October 2012

Embroidered Elizabethan jacket

There’s something glorious about Elizabethan jackets with their profligacy of flowers and richness of colour through which rambling golden whirls of curlicues wander. I just had to make one. With all the enthusiasm of an 18 year-old whose A-levels were over and for whom an extended summer yawned empty until university in October, I began […]

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Is it flax?

I use a lot of linen for making wedding and christening cushions and as backing for embroidered hangings, so I have found it sad that you don’t often find British linen made from indigenous flax. This summer I have started to notice the above plant growing in clumps along the side of not just the […]

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