MARLBOROIUGH & DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GUILD
Monday, 7 October at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge
The AGM will be followed by a talk by branch member Nikki Vesey-Williams:
“Life and Work in Textiles”
Doors open at 13.30 for 14.00 start.
All are welcome and if you have any queries please contact 01672 861658.
Further details visit our website: http://www.marlboroughembroiderers.org
After a long summer break, Jennifer Hughes got the branch programme under way with a very interesting talk:
“Hats and bound feet”.
She explained that in the past Han Chinese women would stay at home and were respected for their embroidery.
Chinese girls had their feet bound from the age of 5 and it was considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty.
Jennifer showed us a number of hats which were embroidered with a variety of animals, flowers and symbols.
She explained that pom poms and tassels were added to children’s hats to keep spirits away
and a tail at the back of a hat identified that the wearer wanted to be a scholar.