Pictures of Gloria Drysdale’s “Crazy Quilt” Coats, and Necklaces

At our December meeting, we got to see and hear about Gloria Drysdale’s “crazy quilt” coats made by her Mother, Violet Drysdale. Her Mother learned to embroider from her grandmother when she was only five years old. In 1974, Gloria’s Mother made her “crazy quilt” coat and literally covered it with hand embroidery. She drew with her threads as others would draw with a pencil. Look at the results below with some close-ups.

Gloria also brought some gorgeous handmade necklaces she has recently made, of which we also have pictures. Enjoy!

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XQ Hand Embroidery of Viet Nam

XQ Hand Embroidery of Viet Nam

I am back from Viet Nam and I bring you this!

We’re not an embroidery guild, but some of us do it, and there is an embroidery guild here in Halifax. If you’ve seen better hand embroidery anywhere in the world than what these folks do, please do share! 🙂

These people have museums throughout the country that if you loved your embroidery that much, you could do a tour of the country and see all these museums with their art work and ceremonies!