Dorset Feather Stitchery is more about design than stitches – it mainly uses buttonhole, chain and feather stitch, but in a very distinctive way. The (only) book on the subject is “Dorset Feather Stitchery” by Oliva Pass and tells how the Women’s Institue rescued this local craft from being forgotten.
Jill showed us a couple of pieces of Dorset Feather Stitchery she had done as part of her City and Guilds course in embroidery, and supplied materials so everybody could devise their own design. Some people started on pieces to be potentially useful for a cushion cover or cards, while others did samplers to learn the stitches and how to apply them to the designs.
We will continue with this craft on 30 April.
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