Over two weeks in October, the Kenya Embroiderers Guild hosted Mary Hickmott to teach several workshops.  Mary Hickmott’s work is well-known in her home country, the UK.

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Kenya Quilt Guild members were invited to take the workshops to swell numbers sufficiently to make Mary’s trip to Kenya worthwhile.  Several of us signed up for and took these wonderful classes that are sure to change our approach to quilting forever.  On offer were workshops on crewel embroidery, Mountmellick, gold purl threadwork, canvas stitches and counted thread sampler.  Those of us who attended had a most pleasant time learning new stitching methods that we can use to enhance our quilts.  We were grateful to be able to participate in this, for us, fantastic opportunity to study with an international embroidery teacher.

During her visit to Kenya, Mary presented a lecture on embroidery to members of the Kenya Quilt Guild as well.  Many thanks, Mary, for taking time out of a busy schedule to spend with us!

For more information about Mary Hickmott and her work, see New Stitches Magazine.