Attending a Workshop

Today, it was my turn to attend a workshop!

Organised by SPAB the location was the headquarters of the William Morris Society in the coach-house of Kelmscott House, his former Hammersmith home.

We enjoyed excellent talks, inspected original prints and designs, then dived in at the deep-end to create a work inspired William Morris’s approach to craft.

My companion and I began a joint project – a cushion for her daughter – using a border designed by Anne and Morris-designed script.

We selected the shortest of the suggested Morris quotes:

‘Give me love and work – these two only’

As I had not previously encountered the double-sided interfacing used for applique and have very little embroidery experience, I was on a steep learning curve.  Happily, workshop leader Susan Vickery was extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.

The work is still in progress!

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