Prize-winning stitching success for Castleton’s Livia

Dragon L by Livia Wright taken by Joy Bradshaw,'YE winner Livia Wright taken by Victoria MacLeod, showing Livia being presented with her prize by the Embroiderers Guild Vice Chair Angela Higgins.
Dragon L by Livia Wright taken by Joy Bradshaw,'YE winner Livia Wright taken by Victoria MacLeod, showing Livia being presented with her prize by the Embroiderers Guild Vice Chair Angela Higgins.

A prize-winning piece of embroidery by a Castleton girl is on display in Durham Cathedral.

Livia Wright (11) who goes to Castleton Primary School, has been stitching since she was four and is a member of Darlington Young Embroiderers.

She attends their monthly meetings learning a variety of embroidery techniques as well as making felt and fabric dyeing.

Each year the Young Embroiderers are set a challenge to design and stitch a piece of work on a set theme.

This year, to coincide with the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham, the theme was an illuminated letter.

Livia used a variety of techniques to create a 3D letter L in the style of a medieval dragon which impressed the judges of the Northern Regional competition and she walked off with first place in the nine to age 13 age class.

Livia was presented with her prize, a box of embroidery threads, at the Embroiderers Guild Northern Regional Day held in Gateshead in May, where her work was on display with all the other entrants.

All of the work was then taken to Durham Cathedral and now forms part of a display called ‘Lindisfarne. Faith, Inspiration and Stitch’ which is on at the cathedral until June 23 and will be seen by thousands of visitors.

The cathedral is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm.