Thursday, 24 January 2019

Workshop at Warm Brook Barn, Vermont

Hello,



very happy to announce that I will be flying over the pond to Vermont next June, as I have been invited to deliver at 'Workshop Retreat' at Meleen Dupre's beautiful 'Warm Brook Barn' venue.

There will be much creativity, led by myself, with beautiful hospitality provided by Meleen and her team.
If you would like more information, please email Meleen :
meleen.t.dupre@gmail.com 

Thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Happy new year to you!

Hello,
I hope all is well with you, dear reader.

I have received a wonderful response to the embroidered Berets and thoroughly enjoy embellishing them.



I came across a piece of beautiful, luxurious black velvet fabric and thought it a good idea to make scarves...all went well until I made the scarf up (backing with the same velvet).  Just a simple long rectangle, easy!!! I'm afraid to say that particular skill alluded me.  The velvet has a mind of it's own and is quite uncooperative, to form nice points and keep to a straight line when turned right side out.   
Shan't be going down that road again.




Purses .... 


 Over the years, I have made many, many purses and so, after a long break, I thought it would be great to start making them again and embroidering in the same way as the Berets.

  I used a lovely wool felt for this one and have successfully made the purse up without wanting to throw it down the garden, in temper!
This particular purse was a commission...I and the purchaser are very happy with how it turned out.   Yay!




That's me for today ...
 thank you for stopping by X

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Embroidered Berets



Hello,
I can honestly say I have been embroidering for Britain of late and I have thoroughly enjoyed every stitch.
I started embroidering flowers on grey Berets, but lately have included birds just peeking out of the flowers...and added black Berets to the collection too.
I call them my 'Dare to Wear' Berets.










Robins and Blackbirds peeking out.



Right, off to start another.
I think there are a couple available here, if you fancy.
Thank you for your lovely comments and for stopping by. 
X

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Christmas gift buying from Indie makers





Hello,
a little while ago Yvonne Coomber Art kindly contacted me, inviting me to be part of her Gift Guide for flower lovers.

Pop over to her blog for more details about Yvonne and her art.   A list too, of flowery inspired makers and small businesses .....  here , if you fancy.

Below are the needle cases that have been showcased.




Thanks for stopping by. X

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

My first Hoop Embroidery Kit - Bunny, Flowers and teeny Bees.


 Hello,
I hope all is well with you and yours.

I am absolutely thrilled to bits to now offer this Hoop Embroidery Kit.
All included in the kit, except for scissors, to embroider this little Bunny, sitting in the flowers... surrounded by teeny Bees.
The design is screen printed on to lovely vintage cotton in a pale grey.
The first of many more, I hope.




 Available over in my Etsy shop. 

Thanks for stopping by X

Monday, 12 November 2018


Hello,
a year or so ago, I was invited to contribute a few images and a Q & A for the book, pictured above.
I didn't really give this much thought at the time, but when the book was published and I received a copy, I was beyond thrilled. 
A French publication, but sincerely hoping the book will be published in English soon.  
The book takes a look at contemporary embroidery.
Absolutely packed with a fabulous collection of contemporary textiles artists' work, unusual and alternative.   To be part of this wonderful book is a huge honour.



 Available here and AmazonUK.   I looked at Amazon USA but not available at the moment.  I'm sure it will be widely available though, if published in English.


Thanks for stopping by. X

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Hello,
thank you so much for the wonderful welcome back to blogging.  Thank you each and everyone for your kind comments, all very much appreciated.

So, here is the result of many hours of stitching over the last few days....French style Berets.   One of our daughters suggested embellishing Berets, which I thought was such a good idea.
Each has a hand embroidered spray of flowers and teeny Bees.  Available over in my Etsy shop.

Well, that's all for today, 








Thanks so much for stopping by. X