Two representatives of the Guild of St Clare, including myself (Lucy Shaw from the Oxford group) and a member of the Birmingham group, attended the 2011 Una Voce International conference in Rome. Whilst there we visited the world-famous Lisio's, a shop selling the most beautiful liturgical fabrics. We would welcome commissions using any of their fabrics! - have a look at some of the samples we loved the most.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
|The banner on its first outing at the LMS Ely to Walsingham Pilgrimage
Posted by Queen of Puddings at 03:49
The Oxford Children's Guild is now well into its second year, and a great deal of work has been accomplished. Earlier posts described the making of smocked bonnets and sleeping bags: here are further pictures of the completed work.
|Baby Grace Lewin, wearing a smocked linen bonnet made by her older sister Marie
|Marie Lewin and Bridget Auty with their hand quilted sleeping bags
|Bridget Auty wearing a dress she made herself
Posted by Queen of Puddings at 03:38
I am very happy to announce the formation of the Guild of St Clare, Birmingham. Its regional co-ordinator is Wendy Doyle, pictured above. The group is learning a formidable list of skills including knitting, vestment repair and dressmaking. Below you can see some of the ladies making bunting.
Posted by Queen of Puddings at 03:32
Friday 6 May 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Several of the children's baby bonnets have now been completed. This one was made by Sian Stevens, and is modelled by baby Juliana di Falco.
Work has now started on hand-quilted sleeping bags. The one below, made by Daniella Stevens, shows a beautiful, very simple Madonna and Child design.
Sleeping bags by Sian Stevens, Bridget Auty and Daniella Stevens
The Guild of St Clare's London branch held its first meeting on Saturday, 19th February 2011. Eleven people attended. Work has already begun on mending some very beautiful and antique embroidered vestments. This is being overseen by Sue Gollop, a skilled and very experienced needlewoman, with the able assistance of Vreni Windsor, who already does a great deal of work for the St Bede's Traditional Community and the Knights of Malta.
Sue Gollop, founder and co-ordinator of the London branch
Some members of the group are learning to knit baby blankets, which they are planning to give to the Good Counsel Network
Some members have little or no experience of needlework, and they are taking advantage of the meetings to learn some basic skills. The group is hoping to do some advanced training once they are more established. Altogether this is a very promising start to this new venture.