Sunday, March 21, 2010

Textile Workshop

Yesterday I attended a textile workshop with Janet Carlile from Ottawa, Ontario. Janet has lectured throughout the United Kingdom and Canada and has appeared as an expert on the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. Janet's presentation yesterday was about 19th and early 20th century textiles. What a fascinating collection she has!

We saw samplers, quilts, coverlets and wool work. I was particularly fascinated with this needlework sample book from 1932. The student had been enrolled in a needlework course in 1932 in England and had described in great detail all the techniques she was learning. There was a sample of each technique included in the book.

Needlework book cover

Front page of needlework book with the maker's name and address

Samples of techniques

Applique sample

1 comment:

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

That little needlework book is a great find. I'm sure you enjoyed that workshop tremendously! I enjoyed just the little bit that you shared! Cyndi