She's ready to pack these pieces before moving to a new home, and we got the chance to admire them before they vanished into packing boxes for the moment.
From her earliest crewel works
to her latest works in progress, in goldwork,
going through needlepoint, bargello
crewel, in a huge array of stitches and designs, we were in a kind of museum of one person's work.
And it's not all embroidery. Here's a knitted afghan with embroidered motifs added
And a wonderful quilt-like design
Stumpwork in progress, as Evie explains the construction of a leaf motif
On the left you see a piece with Hardanger and other needle forms
Evie's made wallpieces, eyeglass cases, Hanukkah gift boxes, biscornus, has worked in blackwork, in stumpwork, beading, and currently in goldwork, too, and has stitched on wool, on linen, on silk, on canvas, an amazing array of works.
Some of the pieces were items that the chapter did as a group, and there was fun for members who had worked some of the same designs, in seeing how Evie's interpretation varied from their own.
Many of her pieces are in family collections already, and here's a special one, a blackwork butterfly, worked by her mother, and destined for a nephew. Evie's seen here holding it for you to see.
Just to see and handle these lovely works in fine stitching, with great skill, was a rare treat, and to do it among friends even more so. Evie takes on challenging works, as you see from the variety of designs and approaches she's shown in this short account, and makes them look easy.
And there was food. Veggies and dips, cookies, brownies, lemon bars...very happy group this afternoon. Thank you for a lovely afternoon, Evie!