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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, Bronwen Wathan

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Guelder-rose, Bronwen Wathan

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Yellow Pimpernel, Bronwen Jenkins

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Wood Avens, Bronwen Jenkins

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Sweet Vernal-grass, Bronwen Jenkins

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Navelwort, Bronwen Jenkins

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Mountain Pansy, Bronwen Jenkins

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Moschatel, Bronwen Jenkins

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Great Burnet, Bronwen Jenkins

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Common Rock-rose, Bronwen Jenkins

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Teasel, Brenda Dayson

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Meadow Barley, Brenda Rees

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Blackthorn 2, Brenda Rees

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Blackthorn 1, Brenda Rees

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Teasel, Brenda Dayson

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Stinking Iris, Brenda Caldicott

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Lesser Periwinkle by Brenda Caldicott

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Common Poppy by Brenda Caldicot

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Sea Holly by Beverly Boucher

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Woodruff by Beryl Tallamy

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Dog Rose by Beryl Tallamy

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Henbane by Bernice Williams

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Wood Sorrel by Barbara Atkinson

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Intermediate Lady's-mantle by Annette Gregory

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Hedge Woundwort by Annette Gregory

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Lily of the Valley by Ann Davis

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Daffodil by Angela Verbeeck

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Snowdon Lily, Alison Howells, 2014

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Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, Alison...

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Common Valerian, Alison Howells, 2014

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