Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Kit Orders

The last order day for guaranteed arrival before Christmas on UK mainland orders is December 16.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Today's Sale update

Update - Saturday Nov 24, 9am:Today's sale will go ahead unaffected by recent flooding. Staverton causeway remains closed, so please approach from the Trowbridge or Melksham  side of Hilperton

Monday, 5 November 2012

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation ...

It's been a busy few weeks with a lovely weekend teaching whitework at Dillington, and I will be teaching whitework again at Weston super Mare this weekend.

But mostly time is taken up with preparing for my move from my current workshop in Hilperton, to my new workshop at home in Bradford on Avon, as we prepare for the arrival of our second child in the spring.

I will be holding a relocation sale on Saturday, November 24th, as I need to get rid of sewing and embroidery materials, frames, books, fabric remnants, threads, accessories and much more - all at bargain prices! My embroidery kits will not be included in the sale, though they will of course be available to buy on the day,

The sale will run from 10.30am to 4pm at Marsh Farm. For directions, click here 

I hope I will get to see lots of you on the day.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Hanging Out

The stumpwork washing line - for the class on September 8th - has now been stitched. Here is a picture of the finished piece.

There are still some spaces left on the class. Click here for details.

It's been a busy few weeks, as I am also currently working on an altar frontal project for a local church.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Feline Classy?

Details of my next set of Saturday classes are now available on the website. It includes a rather gorgeous blackwork cat, pictured, a stumpwork washing line design, and the Dillington rose, which includes silk shading and goldwork.

I have also been asked by a number of people for an "unfinished projects" class, so the workshop on November 17 will be about finally getting to grips with those embroideries you've put to one side and never returned to. I'm hoping to be able to help you get over any stitching hurdles that might have scuppered the project in the past. Or you can bring along a design you haven't even started yet. If you fancy joining this class, please let me know a bit about what you will be bringing in advance, so I can prepare myself.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jubilee Crown

So here it is - my completed "Jubilee Crown".

The goldwork design, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, features appliqu├ęd red silk and white velvet for the fur trim. The jewels on the crown are worked with sew-on gems and brightly-coloured gold purl threads.

There are some places still left on the class on Saturday, May 5th. Please get in touch if you would like to join us.

There will be more Saturday classes announced soon.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Rose and Crown

It's been a busy few weeks, with an enjoyable weekend at Dillington House back in March, where I had a full class. Many were stitching my new design - what soon became known as the Dillington Rose (pictured).

I have been working on various small commissions, including embroidering a wedding waistcoat for a groom and a christening gown.

I've also been preparing for a number of classes, including a goldwork coronation crown - especially for the Diamond Jubilee year. This class will be running on Saturday, May 5, at my workshop. Get in touch if you would like to reserve a place.

A few people have asked me to let them know when I had satin boxes in stock once again. I have recently received a new supply - a range of shapes, sizes and colours. Again, drop me an email if you would like more details.

I will be teaching my first class at Ardington School of Crafts, in Oxfordshire, on the last weekend of May. They now have a website up and running - visit it here.