Limestone (fabrics, threads and beads, machine and hand stitch embroidery with bonding and fusing)Inspired by… Stoneware teapot imitating limestone, made in Staffordshire, 1760s
"The teapot is a simple functional everyday object having no connection with limestone, a natural building material, found in the area close to where I live. It is amazing how and why the potter created such a wonderful and unusual teapot design.
I love the colour and am attracted to shape and pattern. I chose to use some of the shapes I sketched to create my own pattern.
The Gallery of Craft and Design contains some fabulous examples of old and new pieces created by craftspeople. It is a reminder of the love of materials and dedication with skill used in their creation, in what now seems like a manufactured world."Lynda Crosthwaite is a self-directed learner.