Monday, 21 June 2010

New season of classes

Details of the Saturday classes for the next six months are now on the website and the letters are going out this week for those of you on the mailing list.

They include designs using silk shading, stumpwork, gold work and Mountmellic (whitework).The classes always fill quickly, so do get in touch if you would like to book a place.

For more information about class dates, click here. Images will appear online as I finish stitching each project (they are all well underway!).

I have also designed the third and final king to complete the set of wise men that I have stitched over the last two years. Although I’m not doing him as a class, he will be available as a kit later this year. Keep an eye on the website, or drop me a line if you are interested.

In other news, I had successful weekend at Dillington House earlier this month teaching whitework - as usual it was a delightful place to spend a weekend, and it comes highly recommended.

I shall returning to Dillington to teach blackwork in July - there are still a few places available. For more details, contact Dillington on 01460 52427 or visit the website at

Monday, 7 June 2010

Venetian Mask

I recently completed the Venetian Mask, and it proved popular at last weekend's class. Inspired by my honeymoon in Venice, it featured silk shading, goldwork and sequins and beads.

The mask was wire-edged so it can be cut out and stands as a three-dimensional mask on a dowling handle, which is wrapped in navy ribbon.

It is available as a kit, priced £18.50.

I know lots of you are waiting for the next season of classes to appear ... I'm working on them currently, so keep an eye on the website as they will be put on here soon.