Monday, 9 April 2018

Daffodils, embroidery and a trip to the Wallace Collection

A bleak rainy morning - but daffodils as ever lift the spirits, here at Hyde Park Corner.

They remind me of the wonderful daffodils in our Stitch project by Chhaya Biswas. Chhaya was a member of the Restart 50+ group in Tooting, London, who all embroidered very imaginative swatches. Chhaya chose daffodils, as they were her favourite flower. She had grown up in Bangladesh and studied William Wordsworth's famous poem about daffodils as a young girl.

She loved the poem, but had never seen a daffodil until she arrived in London at the age of 18 and saw daffodils in bloom on Wandsworth Common.

This amazing piece of work went on display at various venues around London. 

We're about to do some more work with the embroiderers at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith - actually not embroidery this time but an exciting new venture. Tomorrow we're off to the Wallace Collection, London, to decorate boxes inspired by their collection of fabulous artefacts.  Will report back.

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