Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Frances Pickering

Thought I would start my blog by telling you what a brilliant workshop I went to last weekend.  It was organised through the Cornwall Embroiderers' Guild at Truro and run by Frances Pickering who creates the most beautiful little books.

She was extremely good at sharing her knowledge and techniques, as well as the Transfer Dyes and Brusho!

Most of her books have a theme such as flowers, hearts etc.  At the start of the weekend I didn't have a theme for my book but was more interested in how to make the book.  Having created the cover and painted the pages it became clear to me that my theme was going to be mermaids, something I love anyway so that wasn't a problem!

By the end of the weekend I had a book ready to fill with mermaid pictures, poems etc., which I was extremely happy with.  I also have a list of ideas for future books!

Photos will follow shortly of my work and some of the members of the Guild who attended the weekend.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your workshop. Look forward to seeing pictures on your blog or the real thing in person. See you Wednesday! xx

  2. Hi Jo, welcome to blogland. Looking forward to seeing garlands! BFN.



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