It’s that time of year again, when I feel the pressure of yet another deadline! This time it’s for The Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge. The topic is “My Favourite Things”. My piece is called “The Sound of the Kenwood Chef”.
” One of the most memorable sounds from my childhood, is the sound of my Mum’s heavy, metal Kenwood Chef, whirring away. The smell of home baked cakes, pies and bread filled the house. Saturday mornings was the highlight of the week. Me, my three sisters and two brothers, waited patiently until Mum said we could eat the first batch of warm Victoria Scones.”
Have you submitted work too? Leave a message below and let me know. I’d love to see it when the Guild next exhibits them on their stand.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of my other embroideries – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February 2019 and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August 2019 (which are part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition). All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Guild across the UK.
I’m exhibiting three embroideries with the Embroiderers’ Guild this year. It was a wonderful to be reunited with them at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2019 at Alexandra Palace. (The light levels were a little low, hence the varied qualities of the photos)
It’s been a while since I’ve seen them – ‘Take Time to Smell the Roses’ was posted off in February and appeared on The Guild Stand and the other two (‘Cheese and Onion Pie‘ & ‘Time for Tea‘) posted at the end of August this year, were part of the Guild’s ‘Home’ Exhibition. All the pieces can be seen as they tour with the Show across the UK.
UPDATE: Thank you to my dear fellow Stitcher (and mum from school) for these photos. It warms my heart that students have been photographing my embroideries.
After a lot of deliberating over the design, I’ve finally finished my latest piece of embroidery, called ‘My Mum’s Baking’, which you can see in the The Embroiderers’ Guild – UK ‘Home’ exhibition (along with ‘Time for Tea’ ) at the Knitting & Stitching Shows this Autumn. It’s all about my childhood in Rochdale and my favourite food. Wednesday’s tea was always Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie. This is my Mum’s own recipe.
Hand embroidered on a vintage pillowcase that belonged to my Great grandmother – displayed on a vintage cheese grater, woven with vintage thread. ✂️