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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/

Welsh Poppy by Pat James

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Water Mint by Pat James

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Soloman's Seal by Pat James

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Elder by Pat James

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Wild Cyclamen by Pam Parkinson

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Meadowsweet by Nicola Marriott

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Wall Barley by Millie Thomas

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Hemlock by Meinir Jones

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Common Dog Violet by Meinir Jones

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Mossy Saxifrage by Maureen Lewis

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Meadow Buttercup by Maureen Lewis

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Marsh Thistle by Maureen Lewis

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Red Poppy by Maud Jones

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Daisy by Marysia Penn

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Dog Rose by Marilyn Evans

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Yarrow by Marilyn Caruana

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Whorled Caraway by Marilyn Caruana

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Hedge Bindweed by Marilyn Caruana

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Hazel by Marilyn Caruana

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Common Comfrey by Marilyn Caruana

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Chamomile by Marilyn Caruana

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Chamomile by Margaret Thomas

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Spreading Bellflower by Margaret Nelson

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Ribwort Plantain by Margaret Morris

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Lords and Ladies by Margaret Morris

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Bramble by Margaret Morris

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Common Butterwort by Margaret Lloyd

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Pyramidal Orchid by Margaret Davies

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White Bryony by Maggie Cornelius

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Meadow Clary by Maggie Cornelius

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