I bought this fantastic little dog at the Bristol Embroiderers’ lovely show at the weekend. I just loved his exuberance. He’s like a 3D sampler with his beautifully couched back and his french knots and loop stitch. I love the perfect facetted bead nose. He’s made from an old blanket, I think.
The exhibition was a delight. I really enjoyed the way that the members had taken and updated a lot of traditional skills which may well soon be lost. There was also some lovely drawing with the needle. I don’t like singling people out, and I had my favourites, but Margaret Maple’s exquisite gold work given a really fresh look through her colour palette was a highlight for me.