Held on Zoom and led by our Chair

Pirkko Soundy


















This was a free workshop for all CETG members and took place on the 8th and 22nd May 2021, 3 to 5 pm on both days.


Non-members were also welcome too for a fee of £10. Zoom-links and instructions were emailed to CETG members in early May.


On 8th May Pirkko explained exactly what we would be doing and gave us lots of examples of traditional embroidered pockets to inspiration us.  Traditional Scandinavian wool embroidery, is utilised in the embroidered pockets of Finnish and Swedish traditional costumes. Three different pocket patterns based on these traditional designs were provided to the participants or they could develop their own designs.

During this session work started on the embroidery and a great time was had with some very entertaining stories being told!.


On 22nd May the embroidered design were made into a pocket that can be worn with a belt or a decorative ribbon.


There was no need to purchase anything – inspiration was taken from the country folk who made the original pockets using what they had available!

Pirkko Soundy