Joan Edwards

Back to the beginning…

You might have noticed that the book list on the right side of the page has changed. I was doing some behind the scenes work on the blog last weekend and noticed that I hadn’t written anything about books lately. As I draw closer to the end of the Acorn project, I’m starting to reminisce […]


Durham Cathedral & Quaker Tapestry Museum

Durham Cathedral & Quaker Tapestry Museum

During this trip I’ve had the opportunity to see two very, very different pieces of needlework: St. Cuthbert’s Stole and Maniple in Durham Cathedral…… and the Quaker Tapestry in the Exhibition Center in Kendal. One is old – one of the oldest in the UK – and the other, one of the newest. Both have […]


Something different

Something different

Usually I prefer to embroider more traditional designs. The old designs are beautiful and their colors are so rich. However, sometimes an old design can look very modern, depending on how it’s worked. That’s my hypothesis for this project . We’ll see if I’m right. I found this design in the book Crewel Embroidery in England by […]