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JANUARY 1997

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Editorial

I've been considering the fact that, to the uninitiated, embroidery appears to be a soothing occupation. The general view of the rypical stitcher- sitting by the fire lazydaisying- contrasts vividly with the lifesryle of so many of my friends and colleagues who dash about the country lecturing, running workshops, writing books and burning the midnight oil to finish that last piece for the exhibition. No wonder we go down with stress-related illnesses- all this and the family too. I came to the conclusion that I need a hobbynothing to do with textiles. Pam Watts has taken up helicopter piloting but I've no head for heights. Val Carnpbeli-Harding has bought a keyboard but I can only play with one hand. Many embroiderers cite their cats as their hobby. It's rhe other way round for me - I'm my eat's hobby. My long-suffering husband suggests that I take up housework again. This does not appeal. (I discovered conceptual housework soon after we all found out about conceptual stitch.) I'll keep you posted.

A very happy and peaceful New Year to all our readers.

PINA EMBROIDERY 8

Fi lipino embroidery on pineapple cloth Anna !sabel C. Sobrepefza and Patis Tesoro

PAPERAMA 10

Shifu - Japanese paper thread Polly Leonard

A PATTERN OF GRIEF 12

The embroideries of Gertrude Hickson Maggie Hickson and Betty Lorrimar

TIME TEAM IN ACTION 14

The Manchester Medieval Textiles Project Elizabeth Coatsworth

AGES OF THE LMNG IMAGE 16 A weaver's tale Ananda Armstrong-King

THE FABRIC OF PAPER 24 Experiments with handmade paper j ean Mould-Hart

THE DESIGN TRAIL 26 How to develop a theme in textil es julia Barton

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER 28 A series of work based on 'Lockers' Aye/et Lindenstrauss Larsen

GALLERY OF EMBROIDERERS 29

Featuring Paddy Killer

SHOWTIME 33 A view of the recem shows Maggie Grey

DESIGN FOR LMNG 34 Working to commission Charlotte Hodge

MIXED METAPHORS 36

Combin ing embroidery with quiltmaking Barbara Howell

BREWED INDIGO 49

Indigo dyeing in The Gambia (Part 2 of a two-part series) Nicola Raffan

WORDS & PICTURES- A JOURNEY 51 From student to practising artist }ehane Boden Spiers

Editor's E-mail: 100530.351 O@compuserve.com

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