Kathy Troup

Postcard from Scotland: The Exquisite Embroidery of Jane E. Hall

Jane E. Hall, renowned for her exquisite nature-inspired embroidery, shared details about her new project, Psyche’s Cabinet, with me.

Postcard from Scotland: Embroidered Stories in Scottish Samplers

The Scottish samplers in an exhibition at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh are part of the Lesley B. Durst collection.

Postcard from Scotland: Threads of Life, Telling Stories Stitch by Stitch

Threads of Life by Clare Hunter explores the stories told through textiles.

Postcard from Scotland: Threads of Thought with Ali Ferguson

Ali Ferguson is a textile artist fascinated by people and who has a passion for the past; each piece she creates captures a great deal of humanity.

Postcard from Scotland: Scottish Crewelwork from Glamis Castle

Phillipa Turnbull’s crewelwork designs are based on the original needlework she finds in the British castles and country houses that she has spent her career exploring.

Postcard from Scotland: Ayrshire Needlework

Ayrshire, a county on the southwest coast of Scotland, is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns. But Ayrshire is also home to an exquisite style of whitework embroidery known as Ayrshire needlework.

Postcard from Scotland: Durham Cathedral & Embroiderer Tracy A. Franklin

The tradition of exquisite embroidery at Durham Cathedral continues to this day.

Postcard from Scotland: The Wemyss School of Needlework

Started in 1877 at Wemyss Castle by Dora Wemyss, the idea behind Wemyss School of Needlework was to teach needlework skills to the daughters of the miners and farmers in the area so that they could earn a living and be independent.

Postcard from Scotland: The Embroideries of Phoebe Anna Traquair

Phoebe Anna Traquair is associated with the Arts and Crafts movement and was adept at many disciplines including: painting, enameling, jewelry making, and embroidery.

Postcard from Scotland: A Knitting Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Every August, Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is overtaken by a very peculiar madness better known as “the Fringe” or the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to give it its full name.