Lockdown Diary: Work by members

Here is a selection of work completed by members during the Coronavirus lockdown. Thank heavens for our shared love of stitching. Member Eileen Blaney coined the word ‘SABLE’ to describe an embroiderers cupboard stuffed with fabric, threads, unfinished projects etc. SABLE stands for ‘Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy’ (in other words, there’s no chance I will use this lot up any time soon’). However, this lockdown period may finally make a dent in our stashes, as we complete some of those projects that have sat in the cupboards for years. So far the earliest unfinished project was sent in by Valerie Robinson; her embroidered table-cloth was started as her bottom-drawer project when she got engaged…in 1964! Please keep sending in photos of what you’re working on.

Annette Ragless, Bee from Georgina Bellamy workshop

Daphne Dedman, Elephant, from Crewel creatures book by Hazel Blomkamp

Linda Hoddy, from Autumn Leaves kit by Vendulka Battais

Yvonne Wallace, Underwater Scene. Based on an image in the book ‘Marine Animals Stained-Glass Pattern Book’ by Carolyn Relei

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Jan Rylett, from a sketchbook based on the sea

Linda Hoddy, from kit by kelpie@dontlooknow.com

Yvonne Wallace, from a Lara Sparks design

Yvonne Wallace, from a Lara Sparks design

Annette Ragless, from knitting kit (details in photo)

Jane Robinson, Paired Hearts for hospitals and care homes

Annette Ragless, Jacobean Strawberries, from kit by Sue Hawkins

Annette Ragless, Pin cushion from kit by Lorna Bateman

Annette Ragless, Wordsworth Needlecase, from kit by Jenny Adin Christie

Annette Ragles

Annette Ragless

Carol Dengate, La Passacaglia Quilt

Daphne Dedman, Audrey the Ostrich, from Crewel Creatures by Hazel Blomkamp.

Daphne Dedman, Baby Orangutan

Daphne Dedman, Dachsund, free pattern from Lovecraft website

Daphne Dedman, Greta Thunberg, pattern from www.lovecrafts.com

Daphne Dedman

Daphne Dedman, Colin the cockrell, from Crewel Birds book

Hannah Robinson

Jan Angove, Rainbow Tribute to the NHS

Jan Angove, The Lockdown Vase

Jan Angove

Jan Angove

Jane Barthrop

Linda Hoddy, Table Runner

Margaret Borbone, a selection of projects

Pam Bennett, Bags

Pam Bennett, Goose

Rose Carter; An unfinished project from 1968!

Rose Carter, from a workshop and kit by Kay Dennis

Sue Bush, patchwork quilt in progress

Valerie Robinson: An unfinished project from 1964!

Valerie Robinson, Tutenkhamen, from a kit

Valerie Robinson

Vivien Scrase, Workbasket