Author Archives: Mary Addison

Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter C and who was Smithson of the Smithsonian?

Greatly enjoying the whitework alphabet, I’m finding the limiting of colour liberating rather than restricting. I don’t know, maybe it’s the phase of mind I find myself in – colour for knitting, white for embroidery – it all seems eminently satisfying. This week’s letter was inspired by a beautiful cornflower brooch and it could be […]

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Whitework embroidered alphabet: letter B

The rain has robbed us of the best of the apple blossom, though happily the wisteria flowers, not so long in bloom, are hanging on determinedly. The last few days’ weather has been typical of April in England – showers, a bit of wind, the sun peeking in and out and quite cold – you’d […]

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