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Your Work: The Marriage Pillowe

Your Work: The Marriage Pillowe

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Written by Laura Turnbull
We love this innovative use of the Marriage Pillowe as the seat for a work box by Delwyn Singh. T...
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Auburn Claire Lucas at The Spring Residential Retreat

Auburn Claire Lucas at The Spring Residential Retreat

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Written by Laura Turnbull
In March, our New Talent Auburn Claire Lucas taught an experienced group of international embroiderers at the Spring Residential Retreat in The Lake District. You can read a full account of the Retreat here. Read on to see what Auburn got up to.
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An Interview with Auburn Clair Lucas

An Interview with Auburn Clair Lucas

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Written by Laura Turnbull
Auburn Clair Lucas is a young professional hand embroiderer who has just graduated from the Royal School of Needlework's Future Tutor Programme. Auburn has been chosen by the School to receive support from Lady Anne's Retreats in 2017 as part of the join partnership The RSN Lady Anne's Retreats New Talent Programme. You can read about the programme which was launched this year here.
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Georgia's Wemyss Lion Carpet Bag

Georgia's Wemyss Lion Carpet Bag

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Written by Laura Turnbull
Wow! Look at Georgia Tappan's Wemyss Lion carpet bag! What a fabulously creative and modern way to finish this historic design. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work Georgia.
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Rarely Seen Stitches on a 17th Century Design

Rarely Seen Stitches on a 17th Century Design

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Written by Laura Turnbull
This is Carrie's beautifully completed workshop project from Phillipa's 'Rarely Seen Stitches' class which she taught during The Spring Residential in March. Thank you for sharing it Carrie, we can see you've really enjoyed those Laid & Couched Work variations.
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Your Work: Wordsworth Cuckoo

Your Work: Wordsworth Cuckoo

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Written by Laura Turnbull
Thank you Sarah Hearn for sending us a photo of your completed Wordsworth Cuckoo. We all agree it...
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The Spring Residential Retreat

The Spring Residential Retreat

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Written by Phillipa Turnbull
As the Spring Residential drew to a close on Saturday morning we waved goodbye and reflected on what was truly an enchanting week. New friends made, new skills learned and renewed vigour in our passion for needlework.
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Alison Cole to Join All England Tour!

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Written by Laura Turnbull

In 2018 we will be embarking on our next big adventure - The All England Needlework Tour, Part I. This Retreat will be the first in a new three part series exploring needlework in some of the most beautiful parts of England.

We are delighted to announce that your project will be taught by the renowned embroiderer Alison Cole. Alison is well-known for her inspiring teaching style and is a jewel in the crown of the Australian embroidery world. The subject of her project will be this beautifully preserved 17th century embroidered Gentleman's Nightcap. You will use conservation standard silks and metal threads to apply the same techniques and colours as featured on the original.

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The Progress of a... Retreat Project

The Progress of a... Retreat Project

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Written by Laura Turnbull
Lisa Lyttle, who took part in our 2015 Scottish Highlands Tour recently sent us photos of her completed project piece, which was brilliantly taught by our regular visiting tutor Meredith Willett during the Tour. These two beautiful interpretations of the original design Phoebe Anne Traquair's 'The Progress of a Soul', which is currently held at The National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, were stitched by Lisa and her sister.
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