The Shell carpet
By November, I had done three of the shell panels. It takes me about three weeks to sew each one. then the coral edge has to be worked and all of the pieces sewn together. Hopefully it will keep me busy until after Christmas
"Wysteria" A stool made in the last three months, and waiting for a worthy recipient
I found the legs on the internet and my nephew got the wood
"Gardener's delight" - a new cushion
Jennifer Tyler - embroidery and more
I started young. I have a photo of myself aged four sitting on the doorstep at our home in Molo, Kenya sewing. My father was good with his hands. His mother went to the Slade School of Art in the early 1880’s.
When I came to Salisbury in 1971 I joined a group making kneelers for the Cathedral. We met fortnightly and I could produce one every time. I learned some upholstery skills which have been very useful. I went on to make vestements for the clergy and bigger cushions, as well as keeping the choir robes in good order.
When I retired I continued to sew for the Cathedral; latterly making costumes for their Educational Department for visiting school groups to use for dressing up.
I have made some big Tapestry projects, four altar rail kneelers designed by two of my brothers, four wall hangings and lots of stools, bell pulls and cushions. I am not happy unless I have something to occupy my hands.