Here’s a lovely piece to round out the weekend. It was stitched by Marjorie Gilby.
Marjorie has been a powerhouse of activity and support for our Guild over the years. She managed the Library for many years, has taught classes in a range of techniques and has a wonderful oeuvre of embroidery work.
She’s an incredibly generous person who’s always willing to share her knowledge and help you come to grips with a stitch or technique. I’m a relative newcomer to the Guild and I learnt long and short stitch from Marjorie.
We’re in the process of documenting and photographing her work and you’ll be seeing much more of it over the coming weeks – Crewel work, Canvaswork, Blackwork and Pulled Thread Work.
Now to the eye candy of this piece including some awesome close-ups of the stitching.
Marjorie says the design is by Nanette Jurd and appeared in Embroidery and Cross Stitch Volume 5 No.6. She’s made four of these bears and advises that she found getting the head shape right is the biggest challenge.
This piece now belongs to Lorna Loveland – so Lorna thank you for sharing this delightful work by Marjorie with us.