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Thursday, September 14, 2006
Stumpwork elephant comprising graduated felt shapes padding under felt body, appliqued to brown velvet background. Embellished with beads, buttonhole stitch over rubber washer on gold net fabric over silk fabric "blanket", needlelace "skull cap" on head, tusk of thread wound card attached on one end only. Worked at Summer School class at Embroiderers' Guild NSW 2 years ago. Yet to be properly framed, still in hoop!