Harold in the Gallery
The original Harold
Also in print, this time in the 3rd edition of Scheepjes' "Yarn" magazine (another strokeable publication!), is a beautiful Humming Bird tablet case by Liz Barraclough, which features some colourful ribbon embroidery. Ribbon embroidery is often seen as quite a traditional craft, but Liz has brought it right up to date with this piece.
The article in the magazine
The tablet case in close-up. Brilliant matching of ribbons and threads,
and lots of hand-stitching.
Finally, the ridiculously talented Judy Tadman, who is skilled in so many areas and has made the art of rope sculpture her own, has not only turned her hand to wood turning (sorry) but has also managed to combine this with her love of stitch, by documenting her fellow "turners" in amazing machine embroidery illustrations. These were on display at the Birstall Wood Turning Club's open day in May.
There are some aspects of doing this blog that make me feel really inadequate!