Monday, 18 November 2013

Harrogate Knitting And Stitching Show 2013

My kits are all ready, my teaching bag is packed, now all I have to do is get my hair done and pack my suitcase!

This can only mean one thing - I am teaching at this years Knitting And Stitching show for the first time!

So excited and really looking forward to meeting lots of lovely new customers and catching up with old friends :)

This cute little fella is for one of my Saturday classes  - one of the 1hr workshops I will be teaching over the weekend 
Bookings are taken until just before the start of the class so if you haven't booked in advance - go along to the Learning Curve desk and see if there are places available
Would love to see you at one of my classes :)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

French Linens

My latest magazine project in the December issue of Popular Patchwork Magazine
The French Linens pattern is a 3 piece set of embroidered patchwork messenger bag, scarf and spectacle case
The gorgeous Linen Closet  fabrics I used by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics were the starting point for my inspiration as they put me in mind of well used, faded rustic French embroideries
The embroidery is inspired by traditional Dorset feather stitchery complete with Dorset Button embellishments

I would love to see your projects made from this pattern  - please post them here or on my Facebook page :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Reflections Of Autumn

On a glorious November day like today I remind myself how lucky I am to live just an hour away from some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK
Had to share with you these glorious 
Autumn colours reflected in Lake Windermere I captured this afternoon

Festive Decor In Stitches

It's that time of year when crafty fingers start twitching to create something for Christmas
So here are some ideas for festive decor using my embroidery patterns
First we have Festive Fun which I have used to make these cute hangy thingys for your tree, door handles or where ever your home needs a bit of festive cheer

Quick and easy to stitch they are made from scraps of spare fabric and ribbon filled with toy filling

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Festive Fun Two continues the stitchy theme with a set of cute little designs including an angel and snowman seen here stitched onto a cushion, a doorhanger and a Redwork patchwork block

Another way to use embroidery as part of your Christmas decor is to leave your stitching in the hoop and use it as a piece of wall art as I have done with Rockin Robin and the curvy reindeer from Wishing On A Star

So go on - have a go
If you are complete beginner see my Beginners Guide to get you started and get stitching!