Bridging Arts

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Royal embroidery in Battersea

A great day today in Battersea with Maureen Markham, embroiderer of many Royal gowns, who helped to launch the Stitch Wandsworth exhibition at York Gardens Library. Miss Markham trained with Norman Hartnell, the Queen's favourite couturier, and over several decades worked on fabulous ceremonial and evening gowns. A large crowd to see her demonstrating her exquisite work. Including women from the Asian Women's Group and Restart 50+ who created embroidered panels for the show reflecting scenes from their lives and other patterns, inspired by the project. A team photo.