Wednesday, 27 October 2010

TALK BY JANET TAYLOR

In October the talk given by Janet Taylor on the work based on the Luttrell Psalter created by the Lincoln Bailgate Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild proved to be as exciting and interesting as anticipated. The examples of pieces from their exhibition which she had brought along to illustrate her talk were wonderful. We were introduced to all the fantastic beasts that had inspired the stitchers and it was revealed that these creatures had all been given nicknames.

The Luttrell Psalter contains an interesting record of everyday rural life as well as beautiful illumination on all the pages.

Members were not surprised to learn that the Luttrell Psalter contained so much inspirational material within it that a lifetime of work could be generated from it. Janet hinted that, although this prospect was very tempting, they were actually planning another similar project but based on different local source material.