Alison Larkin: Historical Hand Embroidery and Costume Historian

Alison Larkin: Historical Hand Embroidery  and Costume Historian

Alison Larkin Shares Her Life In Fabric & Thread  here on the Stitchery Stories embroidery podcast . She chats with Susan Weeks about her love of historical hand embroidery and 18th century historical costume – particularly waistcoats. Alison chats about her fascinating project to re-create and then finish Captain James Cook’s ‘unfinished’ waistcoat. His wife Elizabeth started it for him but sadly he died before she finished it. Alison researched the story and the actual waistcoat to faithfully make her finished copy – which is absolutely beautiful!

Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Alison’s embroidery.  Read More