Last weekend a dozen or so of us joined Yvette Stanton at Gorman House for a workshop on Portuguese Whitework.
Yvette provided the kit which included her book Portuguese Whitework……and of course we all lined up to have our books signed.
This style of embroidery is intricate and Yvette deftly steered us to the right way to draw threads, introduce new threads and do the bullions that are a feature of Guimaraes embroidery. The buzz over coffee was her very clever tip on how to do eyelets.
Here’s a sample of the work in progress:
Thanks Yvette for a great workshop!
If you want to know more about Portuguese Whitework then head over to Yvette’s blog White Threads
The latest issue of Inspirations magazine (No.79) includes a traditional Guimaraes embroidered bag from Portugal in redwork. If you’d like to try this other style of Portuguese embroidery – see Inspirations Magazine
This bag is stitched by Meri Almeida of the agulhas da méri blog. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about Portuguese embroidery and very generous in showing readers how to do the various stitches. She writes in English and Portuguese so her blog is easy to read.