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Stitching Botanical

Date joined: 22/01/19

About

Stitching Botanical is an exciting and evolving journey to create a permanent collection of textile works for the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Created and run by Marilyn Caruana since 2015, over 80 volunteers meeting twice a month have created five special collections of stunning and evocative embroidery. These feature Welsh county flowers, rare Welsh plants, medicinal plants, habitats, pollinating insects, meadow plants, and many beautiful fungi. There is no structured teaching at the Stitching Botanical sessions, but guidance and materials are available to all our members. It is the buzz of ideas, energy and enthusiasm that is infectious, stimulating and productive. We are tapping into a long tradition of textile work in Wales, and believe this group may be the first of its kind to be working in a botanic garden on commissioned projects. Please tell us if you know of any others!

We use many different techniques including appliqué, fine hand embroidery, machine embroidery, fabric colouring and manipulation, wet and dry felting, and raised embroidery. New members are always welcome and anyone wishing to join the group should contact volunteer coordinator Jane Down at [email protected] or call 01558 667118 for details.

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Website: https://botanicgarden.wales/stitching-botanicals/

Parasol Mushroom by Lynda Richards

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Yellow Stainer by Lorena Thomas

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Orange Cup by Lesley Thomas

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Cornflower Bolete by Kay Bache

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Coral Spot by Kay Bache

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King Alfred's Cakes by Kath Elvy

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The Deceiver by Karen Wise

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Section of Ascopores from Ascomycete by Karen Wise

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John Evelyn Quotation by Karen Wise

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Fairy Ring Champignon by Karen Wise

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Beefsteak Fungus by Karen Craig

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White Spindles by Judith Davies

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Cobalt Crust by Judith Davies

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Fairy Ring Champignon by Joanne Sidaway

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Lepistra personata by Jennifer Minney

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Giant Flame-cap by Jennifer Minney

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Pink Wax-cap by Jenny Hills

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Fungi at the bottom of my garden by Jean Croydon

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Fantasy Mushroom by Jean Croydon

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Horn of Plenty by Jean Bills

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Violet Coral by Isabel Macho

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Ergot by Glenys Richards-Jones

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Blushing Rosette by Glenys Richards-Jones

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Common Inkcap by Gillian Callaghan

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Crested Coral by Frances Fifield

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Liberty Cap by Fiona O'Brien

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Trametes orchracea by Endymion Bennett

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Chicken of the Woods by Ellen James

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Egghead Mottlegill by Elizabeth Savage

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Fairy Ring Champignon by Elizabeth Hughes

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