An appeal by Francis House Children's Hospice in Manchester, UK for knitted chicks has seen it receive a surprise flock of around 6,300. The request for Easter chicks to sell was made in national knitting magazines and online. Hundreds of knitters sent chicks from as far afield as the Orkney Islands, Cornwall and Spain. Chick knit co-ordinator, Amy Swatkins, said: the response exceeded our eggspectations. The chicks are sold with a small chocolate Easter Egg in charity stores and schools and raise around £6,000.
Another rare and special vintage embroidery book, Modern Embroidery is the historic record of an exhibition of modern embroidery organized by the British Institute of industrial Art at the Victoria &Albert Museum in 1932.
Containing 128 pages, this soft back book of 1933 - over 80 years old! - has full page descriptions of the pieces, including illustrations, and wonderfully pristine hand-mounted colour illustrations.
Of historic interest are panels designed by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
On 30 April Lot 59 at auction at Charles Miller Ltd (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art) is this early 19th century commemorative Lord Nelson Tribute Sampler. It is stitched on a light green velvet ground within coloured silk laurel border with gilt paper trophy at the top and is mounted within an early 19th-Century gilt frame. Overall measurements are 20½" x 15½" (52cm x 39.5cm)and the sampler comes with an estimate of £300 - £400.
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This pack will enable you to download Needleprint Infinity charts in editable format. The kit comprises charting software for PC users plus editable versions of the Beatrix Potter Sampler and Mary Wigham's Ackworth School Sampler. $20 , 2000¥.
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