I finished the second piece for the Lavender ladies embroidery of the century panel today. It represents the fleeing of the Dali Llama from Tibet to India, when the Chinese invaded in 1959. The silk was dyed in tea, quilted, embroidered,buttoned and beaded, then the back ground was seed stitched. It is about A4 in size and took two days of constant sewing to complete.Thankfully, I have now finished both pieces,ready to be displayed with the other members of the group, to see where they should sit on the panel.
I live in a small house in Cambridge, with Martin, 5 golden retrievers and a cat. I retired with health problems several years ago, and since then I have been fulfilling all the dreams of things that I wanted to achieve in life. I gained a BA Hons and Masters,in Sociology and Women's studies, completed several textile based courses including a City and Guilds Diploma in Patchwork and Quilting. I love knitting, crochet etc and I belong to several groups that are textiled based including, Out of the Fold , Knit 2 together and Lavender Ladies. I breed Goldens and I am ruled with a big paw, by Simba my giant soft male, Missy, Merlin,Tumi and Lilly. I love to travel when I can, its called have wheelchair and will travel. I am also a J.P and a trained Counseller. I love anything ethnic, to do with nature, the sea and stars. I also like Angels, ponds, sunflowers, Africa and Egypt.I,m addicted to garden centre, craft and book shops, but most of all to Golden Retriever Puppies.