Wednesday 19 August 2015

Embroidery Extra

I've had embroidery requests from two customers - the more interesting one has been from Chertsey Museum.  They are changing the display on the fashion room and from September will have exhibits from five decades: from the 1960s to the 2000s.  As well as clothing and accessories they will have a perfume representing each decade.  The perfumes will be sprayed daily onto silk - could I embroider the perfume name, designers and decades (see post dated 16th August).

The silks have now been done and will be delivered tomorrow: 

Meanwhile the village preschool dropped off a few items of uniform...


The boxes in the top photo have been done, but there is plenty more to keep me busy for the next week or so!

Added to the embroidery the new curate (trainee vicar) at church asked me to mend a surplice, 

I think it's been eaten by mice!  I've just tacked the ribbon back in place and ironed interfacing on to stop the fabric shreds from hanging down - I have no idea how to do it properly, but I have made notes on the interfacing as to what I did and when, just in case someone comes to do it properly on the future!

And husband picked blackberries and apples - so it would have been rude not to make a crumble!!

Hope you are enjoying the summer!


  1. plenty to keep you busy here, the perfumes look good, can remember having Charlie, that was the name of my Husband at the time but not the others. Lots of embroidery for the school and a good repair on the curate`s surplice. Apples and blackberries no where near ready for picking here yet

  2. What a great idea of the museum to have those perfumes linked to the fashion Benta! I can remember that being in a lift with someone liberally drenched in Poison was a pretty overwhelming experience :)

  3. Oh my! What a lot of embroidery to do there!
    Love the idea of the perfumes on the silks.
    Crumble, my favourite pudding, I think! Seems early for apples - I don't know where the summer is going!

  4. Again, you are really keeping a full schedule and finding time to sew and embroider! I am impressed...

  5. Oh, if forgot, I only wore Charlie after graduating High School for about 10 years. Brings back memories, some good some not so good. Thanks for the road trip back in time.

  6. You have a good variety of commissions there. The perfume idea is very interesting. I wonder how long the silk will last being sprayed everyday. I expect those scents will evoke lots of memories in the visitors :)


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