The healing thread

This beautiful book is set in an English cathedral town in the years just after the First World War. It centres around Violet and a group of women who have volunteered to stitch hundreds of kneelers and cushions for the cathedral. One thread in the book is the idea that stitching can help heal in […]

The remarkable stitching of Phoebe Hart

Remarkable Rugs, The Inspirational Art of Phoebe Hart  I buy a lot of needlework books but it has been a long time since one inspired me like this one about the remarkable stitcher Phoebe Hart. Who was Phoebe Hart? Born in America in 1917 Phoebe was brought up in England. In 1929 she attended the newly established Stage Decoration and Design […]