Erica on Embroidery - Highlights from the television series
I had never seen the 1973 programme myself and having found some video clips of her on You Tube, I don't recognize her at all and since she has a definate style, I'm sure I would have remembered seeing her.
She's almost quintesentially posh British !
This link may ring a bell or two in your memory and one thing on this particular clip that I thought was really clever, was using voile net to transfer the owl pattern, check it out.
(Erica Wilson stitches an owl )
I stumbled on this talented lady Divan Niekerk, who has embroidered the Flower Fairies, which you can view here.
They look delightful and you too may not have seen them.
And another find in one of the charity shop Embroidery magazines I picked up this past week, was a brief little mention about
Maria Saunderson, who has also illustrated children's books with her embroidered pictures.
In fact these two books are her own stories both of which look interesting.
If like me, any of you stitchers out there remember the Beatles from your youth with fondness,
then one of her books has it all for us!
(Yes, these are both on order as I type here ........... lol)
This below book explains how 2 of Liverpool's ferries the Royal Daffodil and Royal Iris became to be 'Royal'and no it wasn't as a result of Dunkirk but it was to do with a WW1 battle.
and get this one!! Check out the piccies !
I know ....... there's little hope for me your so right ...