Monday 26 April 2010

God Bless Elizabeth Prickett

Having just last week mentioned Elizabeth Prickett's work, it is with sadness and many thanks for all she gave to us that we say goodbye and God Bless to Elizabeth who died on Friday. Over the past thirty six years (1970-2006) she passed on her knowledge of Ruskin lace-making to more than 4,500 students and many more who learnt at a distance from her book and DVD. For those of you interested in knowing more about her and Ruskin Lace, there is a lovely article by HotHive Textiles which includes an interview with Elizabeth. Just click here to read more.


  1. I am so sorry to hear of Elizabeth's passing, just this morning I received her DVD. Elizabeth has left us a wonderful legacy and am so glad that we met with her in 2006 at the Ruskin Museum where she gave us an unforgettable lecture on Ruskin Lace when we were at the Ruskin Museum, Coniston with the Sampler Guild.

  2. I never knew Elizabeth but after reading your entry about Ruskin Lace I ordered the DVD and book. I was most surprised to receive a personal Email from Elizabeth thanking me for my order. I put it into a folder to keep as I thought this was such a nice gesture. It was dated April 23rd.

  3. That was such a kind gesture - what a special memory you have - thank you for sharing.

  4. My deepest condolences. The previous article you had peaked my interest in the topic but didn't feel I had the time at present to jump into something new until summer. I will make it a point now to make sure I do more to learn about this technique.
    The needle world has lost a great talent for sure.

  5. I also ordered her DVD (already have the book) after reading your entry and received a personal email as well. I thought it was just lovely of her. I am very shocked. The email was dated the 23rd. How very sad.
    Good journey, Elizabeth!