Our memories in 2019 around the world

London Knitting and Stitches Show 2019 @ Stand TGE61
Amazing time spend with fellow stitchers at the show. Thank you to everyone who popped past to say hi and thanks for all your purchases! Some fun photos below of us teaching, lecturing and exhibiting!

Fabulous stitching fun at All Threads Embroidery as always. Wonderful to see everyone again. Can’t wait to be back in 2020!

We enjoyed looking back at books written by Lesley Turpin-Delport. Thank you so much to Rhonda for sharing her mum’s beautiful embroidery of Les’ Egyptian Lady!

New Zealand
Wonderful times spent stitching in New Zealand. So excited to go back again in 2020! Thank you to all the stitchers who took part in the classes. Thanks Mary and Gaynor for looking after me and showing me around!

“Made in Hong Kong” Paper Mache Panda Workshop

Les Designs took part in the “Made in Hong Kong” Panda Paper Mache Workshop in support of the 1600 Pandas project which is a World Wildlife Fund initiative to highlight conservation issues in the world. In this case, the dangerously low number of pandas left in the wild which is estimated to be around 1600.

The World Wildlife Fund commissioned the French artist, Paulo Grangeon, to make 1600 paper mache pandas which are on a world-wide tour to promote conservation which is presently taking place in Hong Kong.

Funds raised by the participants on the workshop were donated to WWF Hong Kong for conservation and education work.

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Les Designs took part in the creation of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry which celebrates Scottish heritage and culture around the world. The tapestries are a series of panels which pay homage to the incredible determination and courage of Scots over the centuries.

The tapestries will first be exhibited in Scotland and then move around the world.