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Textile Appreciation at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

November 29, 2016

When we have time in the teaching schedule I like to invite those who love or enjoy textiles as much as I do for a morning at the studio. 23 people from Canada and Washington came today.  Penny Peters gave a great Power Point Presentation titled Historic Russian Embroidery. The photos and her talk highlighted some of the important textiles from her tour to Russia last year.  Her closeup photos of the techniques and stitches gives us a good opportunity to study the methods of embroidery. After Penny’s talk we had a chance to have a cup of tea or coffee, some of Don’s sausage rolls and brownies before looking at those special items that people brought with them. First we whisked away food and drink before we passed around some of the textiles. They were diverse in character and country. We ended by looking at our collection of Khevsur Costume handed down to us from one of our past students, Betty Manning.

Here are 3 Russian photos from Penny’s presentation.  There are also a few photos of items that people shared in the second part of the morning. If you would like to know when we hold Textile Appreciation days, let us know and we can add your name to our newsletter list. The next blog will be about Russian Headresses.  Gail Harker

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Penny Peters permalink
    November 29, 2016 3:57 am

    It was such fun to organize my photos for the presentation Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Ann Darling permalink
    November 29, 2016 5:16 am

    Interesting interesting – thank you for sharing. Stunning stitchery. And I’d love to know about future textile appreciation events please Gail.

  3. November 29, 2016 8:14 pm

    Looks like a wonderful morning. Wish I was closer so that I could attend.

  4. karen stotsky permalink
    November 29, 2016 9:13 pm

    hi gail and sabrina,

    I just wanted to make sure I’m on your mailing list for future textile appreciation dates – I think I found out about this past one from pat christensen.

    thanks again for sponsoring these – they are always so inspiring and help to get those creative juices flowing!!


    karen stotsky

  5. December 6, 2016 3:55 pm

    Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration and reporting!

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