Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jubilee Crown

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

The goldwork design, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, features appliquéd 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.