Tuesday 18 September 2012

National Training Day

We at the Guild of St Clare are very excited to be holding our first National Training Day on 5th January. The Royal School of Needlework is providing the beautiful setting and also the expert tuition of Heather Lewis in Ecclesiastical Goldwork for Beginners. Book early for this treat: places are going fast! To make a reservation or to find out more please get in touch with Lucy Shaw on lucyashaw@gmail.com. Attendees must be aged 16 or over.
Goldwork is principally used for ecclesiastical purposes

Hampton Court Palace is home to the Royal School of Needlework
The Royal School of Needlework created the magnificent wedding dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, and designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Our Chaplain's most recent creation

Our chaplain, Fr Bede Rowe, (A Chaplain Abroad), has recently completed this wonderful piece of satin stitch embroidery, which he has appliqued on to a white chasuble. The Guild of St Clare is honoured to have such an accomplished needleworker as its spiritual leader!

Close-up of the embroidery
The chasuble with Fr Bede's needlework appliqued on