Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Travelling Books

Many thanks to Joan Welch and Sue Sissling for talking to us about Travelling Books at Monday's meeting. Also, a huge thanks to the talented ladies of Pendle branch for loaning their books for us to look at - they were amazing and very inspirational! The photos are just a very small sample from their lovely books which had a variety of great themes and were all so different.

Travelling books were started by the Oxford branch and then taken nationwide by the Embroiderers' Guild as a way of sharing inspiration. Each person in the group chooses a theme, makes a cover for their book and then starts it off with a source and piece of embroidery; the book then passes to the next person in their group who makes a contribution to the theme and so on until you eventually get your original back full of beautiful pieces of work. The hardest part, so far,  for those of us who decided to take up the challenge seems to be picking a theme we would like! Joan very kindly provided us with some suggestions and detailed information on how to organise the project. I'm sure many of us are busy thinking about our themes and gathering source material in preparation for the launch after the New Year!

Water theme

Flight theme

Hedgerow theme

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