Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gladys Windsor Fry

I posted about her book, Embroidery and Needlework, last spring and a friend spotted it recently and asked me if I knew anything about the author, Gladys Windsor Fry. I didn't and Internet searching didn't turn anything up either. I hoped she might be in the book Early Twentieth-Century Needlework Techniques, but she wasn't. So I drew a blank.

The searching led me to another book of hers, Working Designs for Embroidery, and I bought it. It arrived in the mail last week.

This is a bookof drawings for needlework designs and is, in some ways, a companion to her
Embroidery and Needlework book--some of the designs illustrated in the book are included as drawings in the designs book.
The book is indexed by types of needlework and provides the page numbers for designs suitable for that technique.
There are a few illustrations, several showing the design above stitched with different techniques.
While I'm now more curious than ever about who Ms Fry was, I'll have to settle for enjoying her interesting designs...unless you know something about her. If you do, please share it with us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Foley at

may be able to help you with information on Gladys Windsor Fry. have you also tried the embroiderer's Guild.