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Contemporary Embroidery 09 Oct 2009
Lou Gardiner in her studio
Embroidery as an art form

The origins of embroidery can be traced back thousands of years. Often considered something of a genteel hobby - a quiet revolution has been taking place. A new generation of embroiderers at the cutting edge of design are helping to raise its status from craft to art form. Jenni is joined by hand embroiderer Lynne Setterington who teaches on the UK's only degree course in embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and "modern embroideress" Louise Gardiner who'll be demonstrating some of her "fast & furious" designs - on a sewing machine - which she claims to drive like an Aston Martin.

Lou Gardiner
Lynn Setterington
The Embroiderer’s Guild
Manchester Metropolitan University; Embroidery
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

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