Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UK Casket Tour, Day 5 - York Workshop

It was Sunday and so few museums are open, we decided to have a half day workshop, a lecture by
Mary Brooks and then make sure people visited the Treasurer's House (a National Trust property) to see two pieces of needlework and a beaded basket.   Many had a great time touring all the wonders of York - it is truly a beautiful town.

Our workshop in a period Guild Hall in York
The workshop was held in an ancient Guild Hall!!  I thought that was a nice touch, embroidering in a period interior.

So what was the project?  Well, it was a small bird that was my modern interpretation of a few 17th century sewing birds we had seen on the trip.  The interpretation was a peacock in lacet braids, filled with wools that allow it to be a pincushion.

Lacet Peacock for Workshop Course
Hope a few of you might like the Peacock, because it will be a new Online Course after the New Year!



  1. Oh how awesome! I love peacocks, so this is exciting news. The trip looks so awesome. Happy Holidays!

  2. Geez, first the stumpwork lion and now the peacock! Tricia, are you trying to take ALL my money? I think I'll be in on this one...

    Carol S.

  3. Oh, that peacock is wonderful. I see lots of techniques my eyes won't handle anymore, but I can still couch down purl... I might have to take the course to see how the tools fit in...


  4. wow awesome! I love peacocks, so this is exciting news. Thanks for wonderful information ...
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