Friday 10 July 2009

Silk Embroidery Workshop 30 July at the Silk Museum, Macclesfield

On Thursday July 30th 2009 there will be a workshop from 10am – 1pm. The subject is Leek Embroidery: An Exploration. Margaret Waring will be sharing the historic embroidery techniques of the Lady Wardle’s Embroidery School. Heritage Centre, Roe St, Macclesfield. Cost is £25 to include all materials. Booking essential. Contact 01625 612045
While Macclesfield is perhaps better known for its silk-weaving, it was also a centre for hand-embroidery. Together with Lady Wardle's Embroidery School in nearby Leek the area constituted a major centre for the embroidery renaissance of the late 19th centure. This piece is an embroidered overmantel. (Silk Museum Acc No. 1985.6036)

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