A stitch in Honiton’s time

Craft club welcomes expert Brian Hughes.

Tapestry, cross stitch, patchwork and quilting were the subjects of a talk and open discussion in Honiton this morning (Wednesday), led by needlework expert Brian Hughes.

Mr Hughes opened Honiton Craft Club’s September meeting with an explanation about how his interest in tapestry and cross stitch began.

As a boy, during the war, he was confined to the home for three weeks suffering from mumps and measles.

His mother gave him an old tapestry kit for a tea cosy to keep him occupied.

Work, marriage and children filled the ensuing years, until he was able to revive his hobby.

Since then, Mr Hughes has created the most intricate and beautiful pieces of cross stitch, basing the majority of his work on paintings by the most well-known artists such as Renoir.

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Members brought along examples of their own needlework.

The craft club’s next meeting will take place at Honiton Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 26, from 10am to noon.

Guest speaker will be Jane Rockett, of Axminster Printing.

She will be demonstrating the business’s new craft products and techniques.