Spectra Textile Artists

Upcoming exhibitions

Celebrating Spectra

Bourne Hall, Ewell, 4th-15th October 2016

Closed Sunday and Monday

For more details, please call 01737 242354

Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF

Lesley Standen

As a child I learnt to sew with my grandmother who had been a milliner. I graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Mathematics.  It was not until I was living in the USA that I started to stitch again.

Firstly it was cross-stitch and tapestry and then when I returned to England and had small children I decided to study for my City & Guilds in Creative Textiles. It took me many years to complete both parts, starting the Part 2 on 3 separate occasions. It was third time lucky and I finished in 2010.

I have exhibited with Spectra and the Dorking branch of the Embroiderers Guild. I also belong to another group called Stitched Up Textiles who will be exhibiting in 2013 for the first time.

My first love is hand stitchery as I find it very relaxing but as it is so time consuming I often incorporate pieces of machine embroidery along with the hand stitching.

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