Author Archives: Mary Addison

Ipsden altar frontal ready for quilting

My husband has been asked to take a wedding at Ipsden at the end of July. Now the mother of the bride is the person who had the idea for an Ipsden altar frontal after seeing a wonderful patchwork version on the main altar in York Minster, so … how could I not I have […]

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Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter E

  Oh yes, I thought, this week’s E embroidery can be a nice little pomegranate in the embroidery style of Elizabeth I. When I was young, pomegranates were very special. They seemed to be available in about October round about the time of  Nottingham’s Goose Fair. They looked rather gorgeously exotic, promised much but were […]

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