Monday, 10 September 2007

Embroiderers Guild bag Lecture and Workshop

This weekend I had another lovely time up in Durham with the Embroiderers Guild.

The subject of my lecture this time was "The History of Handbags and the Rise of the Frivolous Flapper!". Much laughter ensued when I directed the willing model of my pocket hoops to reach inside and display what she found there.... several stuffed toys and bottles of wine appeared as well as a large box of chocolates, the perfect way of proving 'the usefulness' of these super articles of clothing :)

The workshop next day was "Frilled Rose Bags" and the group sewed for all they were worth, combining colors and textures, frilling and gathering like women possessed.