The Dorset Arts & Crafts Grant for 2019 has been awarded to Penelope Williams.

Penelope is writing a new book on Dorset Feather Stitchery.   The definitive book on this embroidery style is now 60 years old and a new book, fully illustrated in colour, will bring this traditional craft to a new generation.

Penelope has won the Dorset shield for her Dorset needlework on three occasions.  For the last two years she has demonstrated her embroidery in the main hall at the exhibition.  She will be designing and embroidering all the pieces for the book, and the grant will help with the cost of materials and other items.

More information about the grant can be found on the Dorset Arts & Crafts Grant page.