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Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter U

For this week’s letter I’ve turned my back on animals or flowers and found myself drawn to U for Urn which elegant classical form fits so satisfyingly within the swoop of the letter as to suggest they were made for each other. It then occurred to me that two memories come unbidden to mind whenever […]

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Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter T

T for tortoise. What is the attraction of this most uncuddly of animals? Perhaps it’s the nearest you can get to a pet dinosaur or perhaps it’s the idea of a domesticated reptile. The again, perhaps it’s simply that we can’t help but be moved by a creature that turns a slow steady gaze on our […]

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