|No dust jacket, but isn't this pretty?|
|What a great inscription!|
|Inside were the original loose pattern sheets|
|and lots of old transfers for the designs - this is a pattern for a 16 inch doll's apron! How could I resist?|
|These are some of the stitches used, the paisley like shapes are called pine cones.|
|Pattern for a child's Balkan cap, this is the only item I have the 'whole story' for.|
|Here's the finished item. What a labour of love.Makes you think about all those fleecy mass produced pull on hats of today!|
|More wonderfully embroidered projects, there are aprons, bags, tea cosies, even a 6 gored ladies skirt!|
|Instructions for stitching Dorset Buttons|
|Little girls dresses|
|Tray cloths and bags|
|Sorry the quality is not brilliant, but the original photos are a bit fuzzy. Still, it's wonderful stuff.|
'Keep your class under control, curb the fast or careless ones and take your timing from the medium group before continuing to the next stitch. Late comers and slow workers must, alas, follow as best they can'
( I don't think I'll be curbing anyone in my classes though!)
I would love to know if anyone reading this knows more about the subject?
Meanwhile, don't forget you can still sign up to TAST. There is now an official logo. Thanks to Annet for allowing us to use this. At the last count over 300 people have signed up - which is terrific. Sharonb is an amazing lady, working really hard to put the 2012 challenge together.
If you are interested in hand embroidery come and join us, learn some new stitches, have fun and maybe make new stitching friends!
Now I really must go and do some stitching myself...ahem....